25:43 You must not rule over him harshly, 1 but you must fear your God.
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
25:53 He must be with the one who bought him 3 like a yearly hired worker. 4 The one who bought him 5 must not rule over him harshly in your sight.
1 tn Heb “You shall not rule in him in violence”; cf. NASB “with severity”; NIV “ruthlessly.”
2 tn Heb “and your brothers, the sons of Israel, a man in his brother you shall not rule in him in violence.”
3 tn Heb “be with him”; the referent (the one who bought him) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
4 tn Heb “As a hired worker year in year.”
5 tn Heb “He”; the referent (the one who bought him) has been specified in the translation for clarity.