Chapter 9 Building the Partnership It has been so among all nations, and will ever continue to be so, while the disparity between bond and free remains. 5 "O Lord, plague me not, neither consume me, nor yet take away my life from the earth." 黄色三级片 欧美三级片 韩国三级片 日本三级片 三级片电影 "The rich man has a kitchen, Then closer to home, Herb Gibsona barber from over at Berryvillestarted his stores with a simplephilosophy: "Buy it low, stack it high, sell it cheap." He sold it cheaper than anybody ever had before,and he sold more of it. He did it in Abilene, he did it in Amarillo, and he surrounded Dallas with stores. "It's the best thing that ever happened to Brinkley, and certainly the best thing that ever happened to me. Deuteronomy 23:15,16.鈥擳hese words make a statute which, like every other statute, is to be strictly construed. There is nothing in the language to limit its meaning; there is nothing in the connection in which it stands to limit its meaning; nor is there anything in the history of the Mosaic legislation to limit the application of this statute to the case of servants escaping from foreign masters. The assumption that it is thus limited is wholly gratuitous, and, so far as the Bible is concerned, unsustained by any evidence whatever. It is said that it would be absurd for Moses to enact such a law while servitude existed among the Hebrews. It would indeed be absurd, were it the object of the Mosaic legislation to sustain and perpetuate slavery; but, if it were the object of Moses to limit and to restrain, and finally to extinguish slavery, this statute was admirably adapted to his purpose. That it was the object of Moses to extinguish, and not to perpetuate, slavery, is perfectly clear from the whole course of his legislation on the subject. Every slave was to have all the religious privileges and instruction to which his master鈥檚 children were entitled. Every seventh year released the Hebrew slave, and every fiftieth year produced universal emancipation. If a master, by an accidental or an angry blow, deprived the slave of a tooth, the slave, by that act, was forever free. And so, by the statute in question, if the slave felt himself oppressed, he could make his escape, and, though the master was not forbidden to retake him if he could, 119every one was forbidden to aid his master in doing it. This statute, in fact, made the servitude voluntary, and that was what Moses intended.