Leviticus 25:42
New International Version
Because the Israelites are my servants, whom I brought out of Egypt, they must not be sold as slaves.

New Living Translation
The people of Israel are my servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt, so they must never be sold as slaves.

English Standard Version
For they are my servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as slaves.

Berean Study Bible
Because the Israelites are My servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt, they are not to be sold as slaves.

King James Bible
For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.

New King James Version
For they are My servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as slaves.

New American Standard Bible
For they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt; they are not to be sold in a slave sale.

NASB 1995
For they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt; they are not to be sold in a slave sale.

NASB 1977
‘For they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt; they are not to be sold in a slave sale.

Amplified Bible
For the Israelites are My servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold in a slave sale.

Christian Standard Bible
They are not to be sold as slaves, because they are my servants that I brought out of the land of Egypt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are not to be sold as slaves, because they are My slaves that I brought out of the land of Egypt.

American Standard Version
For they are my servants, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because they are my Servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold with the price of a Servant.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Because these are my servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; such an one shall not be sold as a common servant.

Contemporary English Version
I brought them out of Egypt to be my servants, not to be sold as slaves.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they are my servants, and I brought them out of the land of Egypt: let them not be sold as bondmen:

Good News Translation
The people of Israel are the LORD's slaves, and he brought them out of Egypt; they must not be sold into slavery.

International Standard Version
Since they're my servants whom I've brought out of the land of Egypt, they are not to be sold as slaves.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For they are My servants, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as bondmen.

Literal Standard Version
For they [are] My servants, whom I have brought out from the land of Egypt: they are not sold [with] the sale of a servant;

New American Bible
Since they are my servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt, they shall not sell themselves as slaves are sold.

NET Bible
Since they are my servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt, they must not be sold in a slave sale.

New Revised Standard Version
For they are my servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as slaves are sold.

New Heart English Bible
For they are my servants, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt. They shall not be sold as slaves.

World English Bible
For they are my servants, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt. They shall not be sold as slaves.

Young's Literal Translation
For they are My servants, whom I have brought out from the land of Egypt: they are not sold with the sale of a servant;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Redemption of Bondmen
41Then he and his children are to be released, and he may return to his clan and to the property of his fathers. 42Because the Israelites are My servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt, they are not to be sold as slaves. 43You are not to rule over them harshly, but you shall fear your God.…

Cross References
Leviticus 25:41
Then he and his children are to be released, and he may return to his clan and to the property of his fathers.

Leviticus 25:43
You are not to rule over them harshly, but you shall fear your God.


Treasury of Scripture

For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as slaves.

my servants

Leviticus 25:55
For unto me the children of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

Romans 6:22
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

1 Corinthians 7:21-23
Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather…











(42) For they are my servants.--This is a clue to the whole system of Hebrew servitude. These poverty-stricken men, who are driven to sell themselves to their fellow-Israelites, God claims as His servants. God is their Lord as well as their master's Lord. He delivered them both alike from bondage to serve Him. There is, therefore, no difference between bond and free.

They shall not be sold as bondmen--That is, as personal property or chattels. The authorities during the second Temple, however, interpreted this clause to mean that an Israelite is not to be sold by proclamation or in public places, but privately, and in an honourable manner, with all possible consideration for his feelings.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Because
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

[the Israelites are]
הֵ֔ם (hêm)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

My servants,
עֲבָדַ֣י (‘ă·ḇā·ḏay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

whom
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I brought out
הוֹצֵ֥אתִי (hō·w·ṣê·ṯî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

of Egypt,
מִצְרָ֑יִם (miṣ·rā·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

they are not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to be sold
יִמָּכְר֖וּ (yim·mā·ḵə·rū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 4376: To sell

as slaves.
עָֽבֶד׃ (‘ā·ḇeḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant


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