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 23:16
 23:17
23:16 If a slave seeks refuge with you from his master, you must not turn him back over to his master.
Lo-tasgir eved el-adonav asher-yinatsel eleycha me'im adonav.
23:17 He must be allowed to live alongside you wherever he chooses in your settlements. You must do nothing to hurt his feelings.
Imecha yeshev bekirbecha bamakom asher-yivchar be'achad she'areycha batov lo lo tonenu.



Commentary:

from his master
  Specifically, if the slave of a Jew escapes to the Holy Land (Gittin 45a; Yad, Avadim 8:10). Some also include a circumcised slave who escapes from his gentile master (Sifri; Targum; cf. Bachya). Others also include a slave who escapes to the army camp (Ibn Ezra; Chizzkuni; Abarbanel).





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