KJV LexiconIf thou buy
to erect, i.e. create; by extension, to procure, especially by purchase (causatively, sell); by implication to own
an Eberite (i.e. Hebrew) or descendant of Eber -- Hebrew(-ess, woman).
a servant -- bondage, bondman, (bond-)servant, (man-)servant.
six (as an overplus (see 7797) beyond five or the fingers of the hand); as ord. sixth -- six(-teen, -teenth), sixth.
a year (as a revolution of time) -- + whole age, long, + old, year(-ly).
he shall serve
to work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc.
and in the seventh
seventh -- seventh (time).
he shall go out
to go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim.
exempt (from bondage, tax or care) -- free, liberty.
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 VersesNew 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.
"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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