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 Deuteronomy 15:1 - 18
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   Book of Deuteronomy
   Chapter 15
15:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts.
 
15:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This is how it is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel the loan he has made to his fellow Israelite. He shall not require payment from his fellow Israelite or brother, because the LORD's time for canceling debts has been proclaimed.
 
15:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
You may require payment from a foreigner, but you must cancel any debt your brother owes you.
 
15:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
However, there should be no poor among you, for in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you,
 
15:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
if only you fully obey the LORD your God and are careful to follow all these commands I am giving you today.
 
15:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
For the LORD your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you.
 
15:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.
 
15:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Rather be openhanded and freely lend him whatever he needs.
 
15:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: "The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near," so that you do not show ill will toward your needy brother and give him nothing. He may then appeal to the LORD against you, and you will be found guilty of sin.
 
15:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.
 
15:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.
 
15:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
If a fellow Hebrew, a man or a woman, sells himself to you and serves you six years, in the seventh year you must let him go free.
 
15:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And when you release him, do not send him away empty-handed.
 
15:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Supply him liberally from your flock, your threshing floor and your winepress. Give to him as the LORD your God has blessed you.
 
15:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and the LORD your God redeemed you. That is why I give you this command today.
 
15:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But if your servant says to you, "I do not want to leave you," because he loves you and your family and is well off with you,
 
15:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
then take an awl and push it through his ear lobe into the door, and he will become your servant for life. Do the same for your maidservant.
 
15:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Do not consider it a hardship to set your servant free, because his service to you these six years has been worth twice as much as that of a hired hand. And the LORD your God will bless you in everything you do.
 
 

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