What does Exodus 21:2 mean?
ESV: When you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, for nothing.
NIV: If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he shall go free, without paying anything.
NASB: If you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve for six years; but on the seventh he shall leave as a free man without a payment to you.
CSB: "When you buy a Hebrew slave, he is to serve for six years; then in the seventh he is to leave as a free man without paying anything.
NLT: If you buy a Hebrew slave, he may serve for no more than six years. Set him free in the seventh year, and he will owe you nothing for his freedom.
KJV: If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.
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The book of Exodus establishes God's covenant relationship with the full-fledged nation of Israel. The descendants of Abraham prosper after settling in Egypt, only to be enslaved by a fearful, hateful Egyptian Pharaoh. God appoints Moses to lead the people out of this bondage. Moses serves as God's spokesman, as the Lord brings plagues and judgments on Egypt, leading to the release of Israel.
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