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Leviticus 25:39

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25:39 “‘If your brother becomes impoverished with regard to you so that he sells himself to you, you must not subject him to slave service. 1 

Leviticus 25:46

Context
25:46 You may give them as inheritance to your children after you to possess as property. You may enslave them perpetually. However, as for your brothers the Israelites, no man may rule over his brother harshly. 2 

1 tn Heb “you shall not serve against him service of a slave.” A distinction is being made here between the status of slave and indentured servant.

2 tn Heb “and your brothers, the sons of Israel, a man in his brother you shall not rule in him in violence.”



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