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Deuteronomy 15:17

Context
NET ©

you shall take an awl and pierce a hole through his ear to the door. 1  Then he will become your servant permanently (this applies to your female servant as well).

NIV ©

then take an awl and push it through his ear lobe into the door, and he will become your servant for life. Do the same for your maidservant.

NASB ©

then you shall take an awl and pierce it through his ear into the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also you shall do likewise to your maidservant.

NLT ©

In that case, take an awl and push it through his earlobe into the door. After that, he will be your servant for life. "You must do the same for your female servants.

MSG ©

then take an awl and pierce through his earlobe into the doorpost, marking him as your slave forever. Do the same with your women slaves who want to stay with you.

BBE ©

Then take a sharp-pointed instrument, driving it through his ear into the door, and he will be your servant for ever. And you may do the same for your servant-girl.

NRSV ©

then you shall take an awl and thrust it through his earlobe into the door, and he shall be your slave forever. You shall do the same with regard to your female slave.

NKJV ©

"then you shall take an awl and thrust it through his ear to the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also to your female servant you shall do likewise.


KJV
Then thou shalt take
<03947> (8804)
an aul
<04836>_,
and thrust
<05414> (8804)
[it] through his ear
<0241>
unto the door
<01817>_,
and he shall be thy servant
<05650>
for ever
<05769>_.
And also unto thy maidservant
<0519>
thou shalt do
<06213> (8799)
likewise.
NASB ©
then you shall take
<03947>
an awl
<04836>
and pierce
<05414>
it through his ear
<0241>
into the door
<01817>
, and he shall be your servant
<05650>
forever
<05769>
. Also
<0637>
you shall do
<06213>
likewise
<03651>
to your maidservant
<0519>
.
HEBREW
Nk
<03651>
hvet
<06213>
Ktmal
<0519>
Paw
<0637>
Mlwe
<05769>
dbe
<05650>
Kl
<0>
hyhw
<01961>
tldbw
<01817>
wnzab
<0241>
httnw
<05414>
eurmh
<04836>
ta
<0853>
txqlw (15:17)
<03947>
LXXM
kai
<2532
CONJ
lhmqh
<2983
V-FMI-2S
to
<3588
T-ASN
ophtion {N-ASN} kai
<2532
CONJ
truphseiv {V-FAI-2S} to
<3588
T-ASN
wtion
<5621
N-ASN
autou
<846
D-GSM
prov
<4314
PREP
thn
<3588
T-ASF
yuran
<2374
N-ASF
kai
<2532
CONJ
estai
<1510
V-FMI-3S
soi
<4771
P-DS
oikethv
<3610
N-NSM
eiv
<1519
PREP
ton
<3588
T-ASM
aiwna
<165
N-ASM
kai
<2532
CONJ
thn
<3588
T-ASF
paidiskhn
<3814
N-ASF
sou
<4771
P-GS
poihseiv
<4160
V-FAI-2S
wsautwv
<5615
ADV
NET © [draft] ITL
you shall take
<03947>
an awl
<04836>
and pierce a hole
<05414>
through his ear
<0241>
to the door
<01817>
. Then he will become
<01961>
your servant
<05650>
permanently
<05769>
(this
<03651>
applies
<0637>
to your female servant
<0519>
as well).
NET ©

you shall take an awl and pierce a hole through his ear to the door. 1  Then he will become your servant permanently (this applies to your female servant as well).

NET © Notes

sn When the bondslave’s ear was drilled through to the door, the door in question was that of the master’s house. In effect, the bondslave is declaring his undying and lifelong loyalty to his creditor. The scar (or even hole) in the earlobe would testify to the community that the slave had surrendered independence and personal rights. This may be what Paul had in mind when he said “I bear on my body the marks of Jesus” (Gal 6:17).



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