EX 21:1-6 Hebrew Servant Law


“Now these are the ordinances which you shall set before them:

2 “If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free without paying anything. 3 If he comes in by himself, he shall go out by himself. If he is married, then his wife shall go out with him. 4 If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master’s, and he shall go out by himself. 5 But if the servant shall plainly say, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children. I will not go out free;’ 6 then his master shall bring him to God, and shall bring him to the door or to the doorpost, and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall serve him forever.

Speaker: YHWH | Bible Version: TCMV



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Biblical Example

Jeremiah 34:13-16 (WEB)

This biblical example is referring to King Zedekiah's reign over Judah. King Zedekiah and Judah were losing a war against Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar. King Zedekiah and Judah made a covenant to release any Judeans that were in servitude among themselves. However, they reneged on their covenant and forced their own people back to servitude; for this YHWH cursed them. King Zedekiah did evil in the eyes of YHWH.

Present Day Example

In the United State of America, Israelites (Negros) were bought as servants and slaves; and they were legally bound to enslavement and servitude for life, along with their descendants.