“But if the servant plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,’ Bible see other translations

“plainly says.” The Hebrew is emphatic and is the figure of speech polyptoton; it repeats the word “says.” In The Schocken Bible, this is translated as “says, yes, says.”

[See figure of speech “polyptoton.”]

Commentary for: Exodus 21:5