Exodus 21:2; Deuteronomy 15:12; 1 Kings 9:22; 2 Kings 4:1; Nehemiah 5:5

iWhen you buy a Hebrew slave,1 he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, for nothing.


12 zIf your brother, a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman, is sold1 to you, he shall serve you six years, and in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you.


22 But pof the people of Israel Solomon made no slaves. They were the soldiers, they were his officials, his commanders, his captains, his chariot commanders and his horsemen.


Elisha and the Widow's Oil

Now the wife of one of the esons of the prophets cried to Elisha, Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord, fbut the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.


Now iour flesh is as the flesh of our brothers, our children are as their children. Yet jwe are forcing our sons and our daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters have already been enslaved, but it is not in our power to help it, for other men have our fields and our vineyards.