Exodus 21:2
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"Ifכִּ֤י
(ki)
3588: that, for, whena prim. conjunction
you buyתִקְנֶה֙
(tik·neh)
7069: to get, acquirea prim. root
a Hebrewעִבְרִ֔י
(iv·ri,)
5680: perhaps desc. of Eber, also another name for an Isr.from Eber
slave,עֶ֣בֶד
(e·ved)
5650: slave, servantfrom abad
he shall serveיַעֲבֹ֑ד
(ya·'a·vod;)
5647: to work, servea prim. root
for sixשֵׁ֥שׁ
(shesh)
8337a: six (a card. number)from an unused word
years;שָׁנִ֖ים
(sha·nim)
8141: a yearfrom shana
but on the seventhוּבַ֨שְּׁבִעִ֔ת
(u·va·she·vi·'it,)
7637: seventh (an ord. number)from sheba
he shall goיֵצֵ֥א
(ye·tze)
3318: to go or come outa prim. root
out as a free manלַֽחָפְשִׁ֖י
(la·cha·fe·shi)
2670: freefrom chaphash
without payment.חִנָּֽם׃
(chin·nam.)
2600: out of favorfrom chanan







KJV Lexicon
If thou buy
qanah  (kaw-naw')
to erect, i.e. create; by extension, to procure, especially by purchase (causatively, sell); by implication to own
an Hebrew
`Ibriy  (ib-ree')
an Eberite (i.e. Hebrew) or descendant of Eber -- Hebrew(-ess, woman).
servant
`ebed  (eh'-bed)
a servant -- bondage, bondman, (bond-)servant, (man-)servant.
six
shesh  (shaysh)
six (as an overplus (see 7797) beyond five or the fingers of the hand); as ord. sixth -- six(-teen, -teenth), sixth.
years
shaneh  (shaw-neh')
a year (as a revolution of time) -- + whole age, long, + old, year(-ly).
he shall serve
`abad  (aw-bad')
to work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc.
and in the seventh
shbiy`iy  (sheb-ee-ee')
seventh -- seventh (time).
he shall go out
yatsa'  (yaw-tsaw')
to go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim.
free
chophshiy  (khof-shee')
exempt (from bondage, tax or care) -- free, liberty.
for nothing
chinnam  (khin-nawm')
gratis, i.e. devoid of cost, reason or advantage -- without a cause (cost, wages), causeless, to cost nothing, free(-ly), innocent, for nothing (nought, in vain.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"If you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve for six years; but on the seventh he shall go out as a free man without payment.

King James Bible
If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When you buy a Hebrew slave, he is to serve for six years; then in the seventh he is to leave as a free man without paying anything.

International Standard Version
"When you acquire a Hebrew servant, he is to serve for six years, and in the seventh he is to go out a free man without paying anything.

NET Bible
"If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years, but in the seventh year he will go out free without paying anything.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Whenever you buy a Hebrew slave, he will be your slave for six years. In the seventh year he may leave as a free man, without paying for his freedom.

King James 2000 Bible
If you buy a Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.
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