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 25:47
 25:48
25:47 Seventh Reading
[This is the law] if a foreigner or resident alien gains the upper hand, while your brother loses his means of support and is sold to a foreigner, a resident alien, or to [an idolatrous cult which must] be rooted out from a foreigner's family.
Vechi tasig yad ger vetoshav imach umach achicha imo venimkar leger toshav imach o le'eker mishpachat ger.
25:48 After he is sold, he must be redeemed, [and] one of his close relatives must redeem him [first].
Acharey nimkar ge'ulah tihyeh-lo echad me'echav yig'alenu.



Commentary:

an idolatrous cult
  (Bava Metzia 7a; Rashi; Yad, Avadim 1:3).

which must be rooted out...
  (Ramban; Ralbag). Eker in Hebrew. Or, 'the root of a foreigner's family' (Saadia; Ibn Janach); 'the dedicated shrine of a foreigner's family (Radak, Sherashim); or, 'the support of a foreigner's family' (Hirsch).

Or, '[an idolator] who must be rooted out of a foreigner's family (Targum according to Ramban); 'a foreigner's family that is still rooted [in idolatry]' (Abarbanel); 'an apostate foreign family' (Ibn Ezra; cf. Septuagint); or, 'a distant foreign family' (Rashbam; Chizzkuni).

first
  (See Yad, Avadim 2:7).





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