Leviticus 25:39-46

LEB(i) 39 " 'And if your* countryman* who is with you becomes poor, and he is sold to you, you shall not treat him as a slave.* 40 He shall be with you like a hired worker, like a temporary resident; he shall work with you until the Year of Jubilee. 41 And he and his sons with him shall go out from you, and he shall return to his clan, and to the property of his ancestors* he shall return. 42 Because they are my servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt, they shall not be sold as a slave.* 43 You* shall not rule over him with ruthlessness, but* you shall revere your God. 44 " 'As for* your* slave and your* slave woman who are* yours,* from the nations that are all around you,* from them you* may buy a slave or* a slave woman. 45 And you* may buy also from the children* of the temporary residents who are dwelling with you as aliens and from their clan who are with you, who have children in your land; indeed,* they may be as property for you. 46 And you* may pass them on as an inheritance to your* sons* after you* to take possession of as property for all time*—you* may let them work. But* as for your* countrymen,* the Israelites,* you* shall not rule with ruthlessness over one another.*