Leviticus 25 :39

Leviticus 25 :39 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

And if your brother that dwells by you be waxen poor, and be sold to you; you shall not compel him to serve as a bondservant:

King James Version (KJV)

And if your brother that dwells by you be waxen poor, and be sold to you; you shall not compel him to serve as a bondservant:

American Standard Version (ASV)

And if thy brother be waxed poor with thee, and sell himself unto thee; thou shalt not make him to serve as a bond-servant.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And if your brother becomes poor and gives himself to you for money, do not make use of him like a servant who is your property;

Webster's Revision

And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee shall have become poor, and be sold to thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bond servant:

World English Bible

"'If your brother has grown poor among you, and sells himself to you; you shall not make him to serve as a slave.

English Revised Version (ERV)

And if thy brother be waxen poor with thee, and sell himself unto thee; thou shalt not make him to serve as a bondservant:

Definitions for Leviticus 25 :39

Clarke's Commentary on Leviticus 25 :39

Barnes' Commentary on Leviticus 25 :39

The law here appears harmoniously to supplement the earlier one in Exodus 21:1-6. It was another check applied periodically to the tyranny of the rich. Compare Jeremiah 34:8-17.

Wesley's Commentary on Leviticus 25 :39

25:39 As a bond - man - Neither for the time, for ever, nor for the manner, with the hardest and vilest kinds of service, rigorously and severely exacted.
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