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Leviticus 25:42 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For they are my servants, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For they [are] my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘For they are My servants whom I brought out from the land of Egypt; they are not to be sold [in] a slave sale.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For they [are] my servants, which I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as bond-men.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For they are my bondmen, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as [men] sell bondmen.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, my bondmen, they are, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt,—they shall not sell themselves with the sale of a bondman.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'For they [are] My servants, whom I have brought out from the land of Egypt: they are not sold [with] the sale of a servant;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For they are my servants, and I brought them out of the land of Egypt: let them not be sold as bondmen.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For they are my seruants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bond men.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Because these are my servants, whom I brought out of the land of Mizraim{gr.Egypt}; such an one shall not be sold as a [common] servant.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For they [are] my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Mitzrayim: they shall not be sold as bondmen.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
they x1992
(1992) Complement
הֵם
hem
{haym}
Masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic).
[are] my servants, 5650
{5650} Prime
עֶבֶד
`ebed
{eh'-bed}
From H5647; a servant.
which x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
I brought forth 3318
{3318} Prime
יָצָא
yatsa'
{yaw-tsaw'}
A primitive root; to go (causatively bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proximate.
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
out of the land 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of Mixrayim מִצרַיִם: 4714
{4714} Prime
מִצְרַיִם
Mitsrayim
{mits-rah'-yim}
Dual of H4693; Mitsrajim, that is, Upper and Lower Egypt.
they shall not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
be sold 4376
{4376} Prime
מָכַר
makar
{maw-kar'}
A primitive root; to sell, literally (as merchandise, a daughter in marriage, into slavery), or figuratively (to surrender).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
as y4466
[4466] Standard
מִמְכֶּרֶת
mimkereth
{mim-keh'-reth}
Feminine of H4465; a sale.
bondmen. 5650
{5650} Prime
עֶבֶד
`ebed
{eh'-bed}
From H5647; a servant.
x4466
(4466) Complement
מִמְכֶּרֶת
mimkereth
{mim-keh'-reth}
Feminine of H4465; a sale.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Leviticus 25:39-46.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Leviticus 25:39-55.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Leviticus 25:42

They are my servants — They, no less than you, are members of my church and people; such as I have chosen out of all the world to serve me here, and to enjoy me hereafter, and therefore are not to be oppressed, neither are you absolute lords over them to deal with them as you please.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Leviticus 25:42

For they [are] my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not (s) be sold as bondmen.

(s) To perpetual servitude.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
my servants:

Leviticus 25:55 For unto me the children of Israel [are] servants; they [are] my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I [am] the LORD your God.
Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
1 Corinthians 7:21-23 Art thou called [being] a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use [it] rather. ... Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

as bondmen:
Heb. with the sale of a bondman
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