Bible Cross References
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.
Deuteronomy 15:1
"At the end of every seventh year you are to cancel the debts of those who owe you money.
Exodus 21:2-6
If you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve you for six years. In the seventh year he is to be set free without having to pay anything.
If he was unmarried when he became your slave, he is not to take a wife with him when he leaves; but if he was married when he became your slave, he may take his wife with him.
If his master gave him a wife and she bore him sons or daughters, the woman and her children belong to the master, and the man is to leave by himself.
But if the slave declares that he loves his master, his wife, and his children and does not want to be set free,
then his master shall take him to the place of worship. There he is to make him stand against the door or the doorpost and put a hole through his ear. Then he will be his slave for life.
Leviticus 25:39-41
If any Israelites living near you become so poor that they sell themselves to you as a slave, you shall not make them do the work of a slave.
They shall stay with you as hired workers and serve you until the next Year of Restoration.
At that time they and their children shall leave you and return to their family and to the property of their ancestors.
Jeremiah 34:14
every seven years they were to set free any Hebrew slave who had served them for six years. But your ancestors would not pay any attention to me or listen to what I said.
John 8:35
A slave does not belong to a family permanently, but a son belongs there forever.
John 8:36
If the Son sets you free, then you will be really free.