English Standard Version
He shall treat him as a worker hired year by year. He shall not rule ruthlessly over him in your sight.
King James Bible
And as a yearly hired servant shall he be with him: and the other shall not rule with rigour over him in thy sight.
American Standard Version
As a servant hired year by year shall he be with him: he shall not rule with rigor over him in thy sight.
His wages being allowed for which he served before: he shall not afflict him violently in thy sight.
English Revised Version
As a servant hired year by year shall he be with him: he shall not rule with rigour over him in thy sight.
Webster's Bible Translation
And as a yearly hired servant shall he be with him: and the other shall not rule with rigor over him in thy sight.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The servitude of an Israelite to a settler who had come to the possession of property, or a non-Israelite dwelling in the land, was to be redeemable at any time. If an Israelite had sold himself because of poverty to a foreign settler (תּושׁב גּר, to distinguish the non-Israelitish sojourner from the Israelitish, Leviticus 25:35), or to a stock of a foreigner, then one of his brethren, or his uncle, or his uncle's son or some one of his kindred, was to redeem him; or if he came into the possession of property, he was to redeem himself. When this was done, the time was to be calculated from the year of purchase to the year of jubilee, and "the money of his purchase was to be according to the number of the years," i.e., the price at which he had sold himself was to be distributed over the number of years that he would have to serve to the year of jubilee; and "according to the days of a day-labourer shall he be with him," i.e., the time that he had worked was to be estimated as that of a day-labourer, and be put to the credit of the man to be redeemed.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
So they ruthlessly made the people of Israel work as slaves
You shall not rule over him ruthlessly but shall fear your God.
If there remain but a few years until the year of jubilee, he shall calculate and pay for his redemption in proportion to his years of service.
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