Redeeming a Poor Man
"If a stranger or sojourner with you becomes rich, and m your brother beside him becomes poor and sells himself to the stranger or sojourner with you or to a member of the stranger's clan,
then after he is sold he may be redeemed. One of his brothers may redeem him,
or his uncle or his cousin may n redeem him, or a close relative from his clan may redeem him. Or if he o grows rich he may redeem himself.
He shall calculate with his buyer from the year when he sold himself to him until the year of jubilee, and the price of his sale shall vary with the number of years. The time he was with his owner shall be p rated as the time of a hired servant.
If there are still many years left, he shall pay proportionately for his redemption some of his sale price.
If there remain but a few years until the year of jubilee, he shall calculate and pay for his redemption in proportion to his years of service.
He shall treat him as a servant hired year by year. l He shall not rule ruthlessly over him in your sight.
And if he is not redeemed by these means, then q he and his children with him shall be released in the year of jubilee.
For it is r to me that the people of Israel are servants. They are my servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
If your brother becomes poor and sells part of his property, then his nearest redeemer shall come and redeem what his brother has sold.
If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you.
If your brother becomes poor beside you and sells himself to you, you shall not make him serve as a slave:
Nehemiah 5:1 - 5
Now there arose a great outcry of the people and of their wives against their Jewish brothers.
If a man has no one to redeem it and then himself becomes prosperous and finds sufficient means to redeem it.
If a stranger or sojourner with you becomes rich, and your brother beside him becomes poor and sells himself to the stranger or sojourner with you or to a member of the stranger's clan.
Has not man a hard service on earth, and are not his days like the days of a hired hand?
But now the Lord has spoken, saying, "In three years, like the years of a hired worker, the glory of Moab will be brought into contempt, in spite of all his great multitude, and those who remain will be very few and feeble.
For thus the Lord said to me, "Within a year, according to the years of a hired worker, all the glory of Kedar will come to an end.
You may bequeath them to your sons after you to inherit as a possession forever. You may make slaves of them, but over your brothers the people of Israel you shall not rule, one over another ruthlessly.
Then he shall go out from you, he and his children with him, and go back to his own clan and return to the possession of his fathers.
Exodus 21:2 - 3
When you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, for nothing.
For they are my servants, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as slaves.