Deuteronomy 15:16
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New International Version
But if your servant says to you, "I do not want to leave you," because he loves you and your family and is well off with you,

King James Bible
And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from thee; because he loveth thee and thine house, because he is well with thee;

Darby Bible Translation
And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from thee, -- because he loveth thee and thy house, because he is well with thee, --

World English Bible
It shall be, if he tells you, "I will not go out from you;" because he loves you and your house, because he is well with you;

Young's Literal Translation
And it hath been, when he saith unto thee, I go not out from thee -- because he hath loved thee, and thy house, because it is good for him with thee --

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou shalt furnish him - out of thy flock - Thou shalt give him some cattle to breed with; out of thy floor - some corn for seed and for bread; and out of thy wine press - an adequate provision of wine for present necessity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Exodus 21:5,6 And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free...

Psalm 40:6,8 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire; my ears have you opened: burnt offering and sin offering have you not required...

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Homiletical.
Twenty-four homilies on miscellaneous subjects, published under St. Basil's name, are generally accepted as genuine. They are conveniently classified as (i) Dogmatic and Exegetic, (ii) Moral, and (iii) Panegyric. To Class (i) will be referred III. In Illud, Attende tibi ipsi. VI. In Illud, Destruam horrea, etc. IX. In Illud, Quod Deus non est auctor malorum. XII. In principium Proverbiorum. XV. De Fide. XVI. In Illud, In principio erat Verbum. XXIV. Contra Sabellianos et Arium et Anomoeos.
Basil—Basil: Letters and Select Works

Secondly, for Thy Words.
1. Remember, that thou must answer for every idle word, that in multiloquy, the wisest man shall overshoot himself. Avoid, therefore, all tedious and idle talk, from which seldom arises comfort, many times repentance: especially beware of rash answers, when the tongue outruns the mind. The word was thine whilst thou didst keep it in; it is another's as soon as it is out. O the shame, when a man's own tongue shall be produced a witness, to the confusion of his own face! Let, then, thy words be few,
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Exodus 21:5
"But if the servant declares, 'I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,'

Exodus 21:6
then his master must take him before the judges. He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he will be his servant for life.

Deuteronomy 15:15
Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and the LORD your God redeemed you. That is why I give you this command today.

Deuteronomy 15:17
then take an awl and push it through his earlobe into the door, and he will become your servant for life. Do the same for your female servant.

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