Deuteronomy 15:4

Overview - Deuteronomy 15
The seventh year a year of release for the poor.
It must be no let of lending or giving.
12 An Hebrew servant, except he will not depart, must in the seventh year go forth free and well furnished.
19 All firstling males of the cattle are to be sanctified unto the Lord.
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Deuteronomy 15:4  (King James Version)
Save when there shall be no poor among you; for the LORD shall greatly bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it:

Save, etc
or, To the end that there be no poor among you.
Houbigant follows this marginal reading, to which he joins the end of the third verse, considering it as explanatory of the law; as if he had said, "Thou shalt not exact the debt that is due from thy brother, but thy hand shall release him, for this reason, that there may be no poor among you through your severity." He justly contends that the phrase {ephes kee,} can here only mean, "to the end that," being equivalent to the French {afin que.}

greatly bless
14:29 Deuteronomy 28:1-8 Deuteronomy 28:11 Proverbs 11:24 Proverbs 11:25 ; 14:21 28:27 Isaiah 58:10 Isaiah 58:11