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Leviticus 25:42

    Leviticus 25:42 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as slaves.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For they are my servants, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For they are my servants whom I took out from the land of Egypt; they may not become the property of another.

    Webster's Revision

    For they are my servants, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.

    World English Bible

    For they are my servants, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt. They shall not be sold as slaves.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.

    Clarke's Commentary on Leviticus 25:42

    For they are my servants - As God redeemed every Israelite out of Egyptian bondage, they were therefore to consider themselves as his property, and that consequently they should not alienate themselves from him. It was in being his servants, and devoted to his work, that both their religious and political service consisted. And although their political liberty might be lost, they knew that their spiritual liberty never could be forfeited except by an utter alienation from God. God therefore claims the same right to their persons which he does to their lands; See the note on Leviticus 25:23.

    Wesley's Notes on Leviticus 25:42

    25:42 They are my servants - They, no less than you, are members of my church and people; such as I have chosen out of all the world to serve me here, and to enjoy me hereafter, and therefore are not to be oppressed, neither are you absolute lords over them to deal with them as you please.