DEUTERONOMY 15:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee.”

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Deuteronomy 15:12 Translation & Meaning

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And (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
if כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed if
thy brother, אָחִ֣יךָ A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) brother
an Hebrew man, הָֽעִבְרִ֗י An Eberite (i.e., Hebrew) or descendant of Eber Hebrew man
or א֚וֹ Desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if or
an Hebrew woman, הָֽעִבְרִיָּ֔ה An Eberite (i.e., Hebrew) or descendant of Eber Hebrew woman
be sold יִמָּכֵ֨ר To sell, literally (as merchandise, a daughter in marriage, into slavery), or figuratively (to surrender) sold
unto thee, and serve וַעֲבָֽדְךָ֖ To work (in any sense); by implication, to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc serve
thee six שֵׁ֣שׁ Six (as an overplus beyond five or the fingers of the hand); as ordinal, sixth six
years; שָׁנִ֑ים A year (as a revolution of time) years
then in the seventh הַשְּׁבִיעִ֔ת Seventh then seventh
year וּבַשָּׁנָה֙ A year (as a revolution of time) year
thou shalt let him go תְּשַׁלְּחֶ֥נּוּ To send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications) let go
free חָפְשִׁ֖י Exempt (from bondage, tax or care) free
from מֵֽעִמָּֽךְ׃ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) from
thee. מֵֽעִמָּֽךְ׃ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) thee

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  • 10  Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.

  • 11  For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

  • 12  And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee.

  • 13  And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty:

  • 14  Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the Lord thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.




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