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Deuteronomy 15:17

17 then you shall take an awl, and put it through his ear into the door, and he shall be your slave3 forever. And to your female slave4 you shall do the same.

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Deuteronomy 15:17 — The New International Version (NIV)

17 then take an awl and push it through his earlobe into the door, and he will become your servant for life. Do the same for your female servant.

Deuteronomy 15:17 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

17 Then thou shalt take an aul, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise.

Deuteronomy 15:17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

17 In that case, take an awl and push it through his earlobe into the door. After that, he will be your servant for life. And do the same for your female servants.

Deuteronomy 15:17 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

17 then you shall take an awl and thrust it through his ear to the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also to your female servant you shall do likewise.

Deuteronomy 15:17 — New Century Version (NCV)

17 stick an awl through his ear into the door; he will be your slave for life. Also do this to a female slave.

Deuteronomy 15:17 — American Standard Version (ASV)

17 then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maid-servant thou shalt do likewise.

Deuteronomy 15:17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

17 then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear and into the door; and he shall be thy bondman for ever. And also unto thy handmaid thou shalt do likewise.

Deuteronomy 15:17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

17 Then take an awl and pierce it through his ear lobe into a door, and he will be your slave for life. Do the same to a female slave ⸤if she doesn’t want to leave⸥. 

Deuteronomy 15:17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

17 take an awl and pierce through his ear into the door, and he will become your slave for life. Also treat your female slave the same way.

Deuteronomy 15:17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 then you shall take an awl and thrust it through his earlobe into the door, and he shall be your slave forever.

You shall do the same with regard to your female slave.

Deuteronomy 15:17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

17 then you shall take an awl, and you shall thrust it through his earlobe and into the door, and he shall be to you a slave forever; and you shall also do likewise for your slave woman.

Deuteronomy 15:17 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

17 Then take him to the door of your house. Poke a hole through his ear lobe into the doorpost. And he will become your servant for life. Do the same with your female servant.

Deuteronomy 15:17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

17 then you shall take an awl and pierce it through his ear into the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also you shall do likewise to your maidservant.