Leviticus 25:53
New International Version
They are to be treated as workers hired from year to year; you must see to it that those to whom they owe service do not rule over them ruthlessly.

New Living Translation
The foreigner must treat them as workers hired on a yearly basis. You must not allow a foreigner to treat any of your fellow Israelites harshly.

English Standard Version
He shall treat him as a worker hired year by year. He shall not rule ruthlessly over him in your sight.

Berean Study Bible
Like a man hired from year to year, he will stay with him, but a foreign owner must not rule over him harshly in your sight.

New American Standard Bible
'Like a man hired year by year he shall be with him; he shall not rule over him with severity 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.

Christian Standard Bible
He will stay with him like a man hired year by year. A resident alien is not to rule over him harshly in your sight.

Contemporary English Version
And even while you are the slaves of foreigners in your own country, your people must make sure that you are not mistreated.

Good News Translation
as if they had been hired on an annual basis. Their master must not treat them harshly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will stay with him like a man hired year by year. A foreign owner is not to rule over him harshly in your sight.

International Standard Version
Like a hired servant, he is to remain with him year after year, but he is not to rule over him with what you see as severity.

NET Bible
He must be with the one who bought him like a yearly hired worker. The one who bought him must not rule over him harshly in your sight.

New Heart English Bible
As a servant hired year by year shall he be with him: he shall not rule with harshness over him in your sight.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
During those years he should serve his buyer as a hired worker. His buyer should not treat him harshly.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As a servant hired year by year shall he be with him; he shall not rule with rigour over him in thy sight.

New American Standard 1977
‘Like a man hired year by year he shall be with him; he shall not rule over him with severity in your sight.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as a yearly hired servant shall he be with him; and the other shall not rule with rigor over him in thy sight.

King James 2000 Bible
And as a yearly hired servant shall he be with him: and the other shall not rule with harshness over him in your sight.

American King James Version
And as a yearly hired servant shall he be with him: and the other shall not rule with rigor over him in your 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
as a hireling; he shall be with him from year to year; thou shalt not oppress him with labour before thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His wages being allowed for which he served before: he shall not afflict him violently in thy sight.

Darby Bible Translation
As a hired servant shall he be with him year by year; [his master] shall not rule with rigour over him before thine eyes.

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.

World English Bible
As a servant hired year by year shall he be with him: he shall not rule with harshness over him in your sight.

Young's Literal Translation
as an hireling, year by year, he is with him, and he doth not rule him with rigour before thine eyes.
Study Bible
Redemption of Servants
52If only a few years remain until the Year of Jubilee, he is to calculate and pay his redemption according to his remaining years. 53Like a man hired from year to year, he will stay with him, but a foreign owner must not rule over him harshly in your sight. 54Even if he is not redeemed in any of these ways, he and his children shall be released in the Year of Jubilee.…
Cross References
Exodus 1:13
They worked the Israelites ruthlessly

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

Leviticus 25:52
If only a few years remain until the Year of Jubilee, he is to calculate and pay his redemption according to his remaining years.

Treasury of Scripture

And as a yearly hired servant shall he be with him: and the other shall not rule with rigor over him in your sight.

Leviticus 25:43
Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour; but shalt fear thy God.







Lexicon
Like a man hired
כִּשְׂכִ֥יר (kiś·ḵîr)
Preposition-k | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7916: A man at wages

from year
שָׁנָ֛ה (šā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year

to year,
בְּשָׁנָ֖ה (bə·šā·nāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year

he will stay
יִהְיֶ֣ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

with him,
עִמּ֑וֹ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

but a foreign owner must not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

rule
יִרְדֶּ֥נּֽוּ (yir·den·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7287: To tread down, subjugate, to crumble off

over him harshly
בְּפֶ֖רֶךְ (bə·p̄e·reḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6531: Harshness, severity

in your sight.
לְעֵינֶֽיךָ׃ (lə·‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain
(53) And as a yearly hired servant shall he be.--Better, As a yearly servant, &c, without the "and," which is not in the original, and is not wanted. That is, as long as he is in service his master must not treat him like a slave, but is to behave to him as if he were simply one who hires out his services from year to year, and who, after a short time, will be his own master again.

And the other shall not rule with rigour over him.--Better, he shall not rule, &c, that is, the heathen master. The words "and the other" are not in the original, and the sense of the passage is quite plain without them.

In thy sight.--The Israelite is here admonished not to be a tacit spectator of the cruel treatment of his brother Israelite by a heathen master, and though he is not to resent in the same way in which the Lawgiver himself resented it (Exodus 2:11-12), still he is to remonstrate with the cruel Gentile, and invoke the protection of the powers that be.

25:39-55 A native Israelite, if sold for debt, or for a crime, was to serve but six years, and to go out the seventh. If he sold himself, through poverty, both his work and his usage must be such as were fitting for a son of Abraham. Masters are required to give to their servants that which is just and equal, Col 4:1. At the year of jubilee the servant should go out free, he and his children, and should return to his own family. This typified redemption from the service of sin and Satan, by the grace of God in Christ, whose truth makes us free, Joh 8:32. We cannot ransom our fellow-sinners, but we may point out Christ to them; while by his grace our lives may adorn his gospel, express our love, show our gratitude, and glorify his holy name.
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