This does not apply to many of us today since we do not keep servants/slaves. In countries where slavery is still practiced the owner would do well to follow this law.
2 When you buy a Hebrew servant, he serves six years and in the seventh he goes out free, for naught. 3“If he comes in by himself, he goes out by himself; if he comes in married, then his wife shall go out with him. 4“If his master has given him a wife and she has borne him sons or daughters, the wife and her children are her master’s and he goes out by himself. 5“And if the servant truly says, ‘I love my master, my wife and my children, let me not go out free,’ 6 then his master shall bring him before Elohim and shall bring him to the door, or to the doorpost and his master shall pierce his ear with an awl. And he shall serve him forever. – Exodus 21:2 – 6
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