And. these are the ordinances which thou shalt set before them. 2If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six years shall he serve thee, and in the seventh year be shall go forth free for nothing. 3If he should have come in alone, he shall also go forth alone; and if his wife should have gone in together with him, his wife also shall go out. 4Moreover, if his master give him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters, the wife and the children shall be his master's; and he shall go forth alone. 5And if the servant should answer and say, I love my master and wife and children, I 1 will not go away free; 6his master shall bring him to the judgment-seat of God, and then shall he bring him to the door,— to the door-post, and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall serve him for ever.
7And if any one sell his daughter as a domestic, she shall not depart as the maidservants depart. 8If she be not pleasing to her master, 2 after she has betrothed herself to him, he shall let her go free; but he is not at liberty to sell her to a foreign nation, because he has trifled with her. 9And if he should have betrothed her to his son, he shall do to her according to the right of daughters, 10And if he take another to himself, he shall not deprive her of necessaries and her apparel, and her companionship with him. 11And if he will not do these three things to her, she shall go out free without money. 12And if any man smite another and he die, let him be certainly put to death. 13But as for him that did it not willingly, but God delivered him into his hands, I will give thee a place whither the slayer may flee. 14And if any one lie in wait for his neighbour to slay him by craft, and he go for refuge, thou shalt take him from my altar to put him to death. 15Whoever smites his father or his mother, let him be certainly put to death. 16He that reviles his father or his mother shall surely die. 17Whosoever shall steal one of the children of Israel, and prevail over him and sell him, and he be found with him, 3 let him certainly die. 18And if two men revile each other and smite the one the other with a stone or his fist, and he die not, but be laid upon his bed; 19if the man arise and walk abroad on his staff; he that smote him shall be clear; only he shall pay for his loss of time, and for his healing. 20And if a man smite his man-servant or his maid-servant, with a rod and the party die under his hands, he shall be surely punished. 21But if the servant continue to live a day or two,
1 Gr. do not run away.
2 Gr. who has.
5 Or, he or she die.
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