Leviticus 25:39-46

Rotherham(i) 39 And when thy brother waxeth poor with thee, and so selleth himself unto thee, thou shalt not bind him with the bondage of a bondman: 40 as a hired servant, as a settler, shall he remain with thee,—until the year of the jubilee, shall he serve with thee: 41 then shall he go forth from thee, he and his sons with him,—and shall return unto his family, and unto the possession of his fathers, shall he return. 42 For, my bondmen, they are, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt,—they shall not sell themselves with the sale of a bondman. 43 Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour,—so shalt thou stand in awe of thy God. 44 And as for thy bondman and thy bond-maid which thou shalt have, of the nations that are round about you—from them, may ye buy bondman and bond-maid. 45 Moreover also, of the sons of the settlers who are sojourning with you—of them, may ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they have begotten in your land,—so shall they become yours, as a possession; 46 and ye may take them as an inheritance for your sons after you to inherit as a possession, unto times age-abiding, of them, may ye take to be bondmen,—but, over your brethren the sons of Israel—a man over his brother, ye shall not rule, over him with rigour.