Leviticus 25:39-46

DouayRheims(i) 39 If thy brother constrained by poverty, sell himself to thee: thou shalt not oppress him with the service of bondservants. 40 But he shall be as a hireling, and a sojourner: he shall work with thee until the year of the jubilee. 41 And afterwards he shall go out with his children: and shall return to his kindred and to the possession of his fathers. 42 For they are my servants, and I brought them out of the land of Egypt: let them not be sold as bondmen. 43 Afflict him not by might: but fear thy God. 44 Let your bondmen, and your bondwomen, be of the nations that are round about you: 45 And of the strangers that sojourn among you, or that were born of them in your land. These you shall have for servants: 46 And by right of inheritance shall leave them to your posterity, and shall possess them for ever. But oppress not your brethren the children of Israel by might.