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Deuteronomy 15:18–22

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18 Do not consider it a hardship to set your servant free, because their service to you these six years has been worth twice as much as that of a hired hand. And the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do.

The Firstborn Animals

19 Set apart for the Lordl your God every firstborn malem of your herds and flocks.n Do not put the firstborn of your cows to work, and do not shear the firstborn of your sheep.o 20 Each year you and your family are to eat them in the presence of the Lord your God at the place he will choose.p 21 If an animal has a defect,q is lame or blind, or has any serious flaw, you must not sacrifice it to the Lord your God.r 22 You are to eat it in your own towns. Both the ceremonially unclean and the clean may eat it, as if it were gazelle or deer.s

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