Leviticus 25:39-46

EJ2000(i) 39 ¶ And when thy brother becomes poor, being with thee, and if he should sell himself unto thee, thou shalt not compel him to serve as a slave. 40 As a hired servant and as a sojourner, he shall be with thee and shall serve thee unto the year of jubilee. 41 Then he shall depart free from thy house, both he and his children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he be restored. 42 For they belong to me, I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as slaves. 43 Thou shalt not rule over him with rigor, but shalt fear thy God. 44 Both thy menslaves and thy maidslaves, which thou shalt have, shall be of the Gentiles that are round about you; of them shall ye buy slaves. 45 Ye may also buy of the children of the strangers that live among you and of those of their lineage that are born in your land, who are with you, and they shall be your possession. 46 And ye shall possess them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit as a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever; but over your brethren, the sons of Israel, ye shall not rule over one another with rigor.