The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
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.
JER 34:15 And ye were now turned, and had done right in my sight, in
proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbour; and ye had made a
covenant before me in the house which is called by my name:
JER 34:16 But ye turned and polluted my name, and caused every man his
servant, and every man his handmaid, whom he had set at liberty at their
pleasure, to return, and brought them into subjection, to be unto you
for servants and for handmaids.
JER 34:17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye have not hearkened unto me,
King James Bible