Deuteronomy 15:16-1716But a if he says to you, ‘I will not go out from you,’ because he loves you and your household, since he is well-off with you, 17then you shall take an awl, and put it through his ear into the door, and he shall be your slave ▼
▼Or servant; the Hebrew term ‘ebed designates a range of social and economic roles (see Preface)forever. And to your female slave ▼
▼Or servantyou shall do the same.
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