Exodus 21:6
then his master is to bring him before the judges. And he shall take him to the door or doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he shall serve his master for life.
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Exodus 21:5
But if the servant declares, 'I love my master and my wife and children; I do not want to go free,'

Exodus 21:7
And if a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as the menservants do.

Deuteronomy 15:16
But if your servant says to you, 'I do not want to leave you,' because he loves you and your household and is well off with you,

Psalm 82:1
God presides in the divine assembly; He renders judgment among the gods:

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Exodus 21:22
If men who are fighting strike a pregnant woman and her child is born prematurely, but there is no further injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman's husband demands and as the court allows.

Exodus 12:12
On that night I will pass through the land of Egypt and strike down every firstborn male, both man and beast, and I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD.

Exodus 18:21-26
Furthermore, select capable men from among the people--God-fearing, trustworthy men who are averse to dishonest gain. Appoint them over the people as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. . . .

Exodus 22:8, 9, 28
If the thief is not found, the owner of the house must appear before the judges to determine whether he has taken his neighbor's property. . . .

Numbers 25:6-8
Just then, an Israelite man brought to his family a Midianite woman in the sight of Moses and the whole congregation of Israel while they were weeping at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. . . .

Deuteronomy 1:16
At that time I charged your judges: "Hear the disputes between your brothers, and judge fairly between a man and his brother or a foreign resident.

Deuteronomy 16:18
You are to appoint judges and officials for your tribes in every town the LORD your God is giving you. They are to judge the people with righteous judgment.

Deuteronomy 19:17, 18
both parties to the dispute must stand in the presence of the LORD, before the priests and judges who are in office at that time. . . .

1 Samuel 8:1, 2
When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as judges over Israel. . . .

Isaiah 1:26
I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning. After that you will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City."

Zephaniah 3:3
Her princes are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves, leaving nothing for the morning.

bore his ear.

Psalm 40:6-8
Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but my ears You have opened. Burnt offerings and sin offerings You did not require. . . .

for every

Leviticus 25:23, 40
The land must not be sold permanently, because it is Mine, and you are but foreigners and sojourners with Me. . . .

Deuteronomy 15:17
take an awl and pierce it through his ear into the door, and he will become your servant for life. And treat your maidservant the same way.

1 Samuel 1:22
but Hannah did not go. "After the boy is weaned, " she said to her husband, "I will take him to appear before the LORD and to stay there always."

1 Samuel 27:12
So Achish trusted David, thinking, "Since he has made himself repugnant to his people Israel, he will be my servant forever."

1 Samuel 28:2
David replied, "Then you will come to know what your servant can do." "Very well, " said Achish. "I will make you my bodyguard for life."

1 Kings 12:7
They replied, "If you will be a servant to these people and serve them this day, and if you will respond by speaking kind words to them, they will be your servants forever."

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