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Leviticus 25:39

    Leviticus 25:39 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant:

    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:

    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 be waxed poor with thee, and sell himself unto thee; thou shalt not make 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:

    Barnes' Notes 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 Notes 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.