Leviticus 25:39-46

NSB(i) 39 »‘If an Israelite becomes poor and sells himself to you, do not work him like a slave. 40 »‘He will be like a hired worker or a visitor to you. He may work with you until the year of jubilee. 41 »‘Then you will release him and his children to go back to their family and the property of their ancestors. 42 »‘They are my servants. I brought them out of Egypt. They must never be sold as slaves. 43 »‘Do not treat them harshly. Respect your God. 44 »‘You may have male and female slaves, but buy them from the nations around you. 45 »‘You may also buy the children of the foreigners who are living among you. Such children born in your land may become your property. 46 »‘You may leave them as an inheritance to your children, whom they must serve as long as they live. But you must not treat any Israelites harshly.