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Exodus 21:4

    Exodus 21:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If his master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If his master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If his master give him a wife and she bear him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If his master gives him a wife, and he gets sons or daughters by her, the wife and her children will be the property of the master, and the servant is to go away by himself.

    Webster's Revision

    If his master give him a wife and she bear him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself.

    World English Bible

    If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If his master give him a wife, and she bear him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 21:4

    The wife and her children shall be her master's - It was a law among the Hebrews, that if a Hebrew had children by a Canannitish woman, those children must be considered as Canaanitish only, and might be sold and bought, and serve for ever. The law here refers to such a case only.