Deuteronomy 15:6-16 NIV

6 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.1

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7 If there is a poor man2 among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted3 toward your poor brother.

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8 Rather be openhanded4 and freely lend him whatever he needs.

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9 Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: "The seventh year, the year for canceling debts,5 is near," so that you do not show ill will6 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.7

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10 Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart;8 then because of this the LORD your God will bless9 you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.

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11 There will always be poor people10 in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.11

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Freeing Servants

15:12-18pp -- Ex 21:2-6 15:12-18Ref -- Lev 25:38-55

12 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.12

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13 And when you release him, do not send him away empty-handed.
14 Supply him liberally from your flock, your threshing floor13 and your winepress. Give to him as the LORD your God has blessed you.

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15 Remember that you were slaves14 in Egypt and the LORD your God redeemed you.15 That is why I give you this command today.

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16 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,