If you set them free, you must not send them away empty-handed.
but then 1 he may go free, 2 he and his children with him, and may return to his family and to the property of his ancestors. 3
However, if the servant 1 says to you, “I do not want to leave 2 you,” because he loves you and your household, since he is well off with you,
When you make a vow to the Lord your God you must not delay in fulfilling it, for otherwise he 1 will surely 2 hold you accountable as a sinner. 3
“Foreigners, who do not belong to your people Israel, will come from a distant land because of your reputation. 1
Moses said, “I am going to go out 1 from you and pray to the Lord, and the swarms of flies will go away from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people tomorrow. Only do not let Pharaoh deal falsely again 2 by not releasing 3 the people to sacrifice to the Lord.”
You should not consider it difficult to let him go free, for he will have served you for six years, twice 1 the time of a hired worker; the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do.
Araunah said, “Why has my lord the king come to his servant?” David replied, “To buy from you the threshing floor so I can build an altar for the Lord, so that the plague may be removed from the people.”
But the Lord had told Ahijah, “Look, Jeroboam’s wife is coming to find out from you what will happen to her son, for he is sick. Tell her so-and-so. 1 When she comes, she will be in a disguise.”
When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, “What can I do for you, 1 before I am taken away from you?” Elisha answered, “May I receive a double portion of the prophetic spirit that energizes you.” 2
“Foreigners, who do not belong to your people Israel, will come from a distant land because of your great reputation 1 and your ability to accomplish mighty deeds; 2 they will come and direct their prayers toward this temple.
“Every seven years each of you must free any fellow Hebrews who have sold themselves to you. After they have served you for six years, you shall set them free.” 1 But your ancestors did not obey me or pay any attention to me.