New Defender's Study Bible Notes
34:14 let him go free. See Exodus 21:2; Deuteronomy 15:12. The Jews had broken not only the law of the sabbath, but also of the sabbatical years, and—as noted here—that of the sabbatical liberty of indentured servants. All of these, commemorating God’s creation in six days (Exodus 20:11), were involved in God’s sending His people into their seventy year captivity.