Bible: Jer 34:14-17

34:14 Every seven years each of you must free any fellow Hebrews who have sold themselves to you. After they have served you for six years, you shall set them free.” 1  But your ancestors did not obey me or pay any attention to me. 34:15 Recently, however, you yourselves 2  showed a change of heart and did what is pleasing to me. You granted your fellow countrymen their freedom and you made a covenant to that effect in my presence in the house that I have claimed for my own. 3  34:16 But then you turned right around 4  and showed that you did not honor me. 5  Each of you took back your male and female slaves whom you had freed as they desired, and you forced them to be your slaves again. 6  34:17 So I, the Lord, say: “You have not really obeyed me and granted freedom to your neighbor and fellow countryman. 7  Therefore, I will grant you freedom, the freedom 8  to die in war, or by starvation or disease. I, the Lord, affirm it! 9  I will make all the kingdoms of the earth horrified at what happens to you. 10 
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