Bible: Leviticus 25:35-42

Debt and Slave Regulations

25:35‘If your brother 1  becomes impoverished and is indebted to you, 2  you must support 3  him; he must live 4  with you like a foreign resident. 5  25:36 Do not take interest or profit from him, 6  but you must fear your God and your brother must live 7  with you. 25:37 You must not lend him your money at interest and you must not sell him food for profit. 8  25:38 I am the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan – to be your God. 9 

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. 10  25:40 He must be with you as a hired worker, as a resident foreigner; 11  he must serve with you until the year of jubilee, 25:41 but then 12  he may go free, 13  he and his children with him, and may return to his family and to the property of his ancestors. 14  25:42 Since they are my servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt, they must not be sold in a slave sale. 15 

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