“You shall not consider it a hardship when you set him free from among you,
for he has given you twice the service of a hired hand for six years” (Dt.15:18).
On this basis you teach:
A hired hand works by day,
while this one [the slave] works by day and night.2
“And HASHEM your God shall bless you” (Dt.15:18).
Is it possible to say that
being idle [you will prosper]?
The Teaching states:
“In all that you do” (Dt.15:18)—
[that is, your labor causes you to prosper].
“And HASHEM your God shall bless you” (Dt.15:18)—
whenever a verse mentions financial misfortune
it writes [also] of blessing.
And especially regarding loss of income
[as in the owner’s cost in liberating a slave].3