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At the end of seven years let ye go every man his brother an Hebrew, which hath been sold unto thee; and when he hath served thee six years, thou shalt let him go free from thee: but your fathers hearkened not unto me, neither inclined their ear.

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.

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