Deuteronomy 15 LEB

1 "At the end of seven years you shall grant [a] remission of debt.
2 And this [is] the manner of the remission of debt: every {creditor} shall remit his claim that he holds against his neighbor, and he shall not exact payment [from] his brother because there [a] remission of debt has been proclaimed unto Yahweh.

References for Deuteronomy 15:2

    • a 15:2 - Literally "owner of the loan of his hand"
    • b 15:2 - Hebrew "it"
    • c 15:2 - Hebrew "for"
      3 [With respect to] the foreigner you may exact payment, but {you must remit} what shall be [owed] to you [with respect to] your brother.

      References for Deuteronomy 15:3

        • d 15:3 - Literally "your hand shall remit"
          4 Nevertheless, there shall not be among you a poor [person], because Yahweh will certainly bless you in the land that Yahweh your God [is] giving to you [as] an inheritance, to take possession of it.

          References for Deuteronomy 15:4

            • e 15:4 - Hebrew "it"
              5 If only you listen well to the voice of Yahweh your God {by observing diligently} all of these commandments that I [am] commanding you {today}.

              References for Deuteronomy 15:5

                • f 15:5 - Literally "to observe [so as] to do"
                • g 15:5 - Hebrew "commandment"
                • h 15:5 - Literally "the day"
                  6 When Yahweh your God has blessed you, [just] as he {promised} to you, then you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow [from them], and you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you.

                  References for Deuteronomy 15:6

                    • i 15:6 - Literally "spoke"
                      7 If [there] is a poor [person] among you from [among] one of your brothers in one of your {towns} that Yahweh your God [is] giving to you, you shall not harden your heart, and you shall not shut your hand toward {your brother who is poor}.

                      References for Deuteronomy 15:7

                        • j 15:7 - Literally "gates"
                        • k 15:7 - Literally "from among your brothers, the poor one"
                          8 But you shall certainly open your hand for him, and {you shall willingly lend} [to] him enough to meet his need, {whatever it is}.

                          References for Deuteronomy 15:8

                            • l 15:8 - Literally "lending you shall lend"
                            • m 15:8 - Literally "whatever is lacking for him"
                              9 {Take care} so that there will not be {a thought of wickedness} in your heart, {saying}, 'The seventh year, the year of the remission of debt is near,' {and you view your needy neighbor with hostility}, and [so] you [do] not give to him, and he might cry [out] against you to Yahweh, and {you would incur guilt against yourself}.

                              References for Deuteronomy 15:9

                                • n 15:9 - Literally "Watch for yourself"
                                • o 15:9 - Hebrew "it"
                                • p 15:9 - Literally "a thing in your heart wickedness"
                                • q 15:9 - Literally "to say"
                                • r 15:9 - Literally "is bad your eye against your brother who is needy"
                                • s 15:9 - Literally "it will be against you a sin"
                                  10 By all means you must give to him, and {you must not be discontented} at your giving to him, because on account of this [very] thing, Yahweh your God will bless you in all your work and {in all that you undertake}.

                                  References for Deuteronomy 15:10

                                    • t 15:10 - Literally "and not shall be bad/evil your heart at/when"
                                    • u 15:10 - Literally "in all [of] the sending/putting forth of your hand"
                                      11 For the poor will not cease to be {among you} [in] the land; therefore I [am] commanding you, {saying}, 'You shall willingly open your hand to your brother, to your needy and to your poor [that are] in your land.'

                                      References for Deuteronomy 15:11

                                        • v 15:11 - Or "the needy person"
                                        • w 15:11 - Literally "from the midst of "
                                        • x 15:11 - Literally "to say"
                                          12 If your relative who is a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman is sold to you, and [he or she] has served you six years, then in the seventh year you shall send that person [out] {free}.

                                          References for Deuteronomy 15:12

                                            • y 15:12 - Or "brother"
                                            • z 15:12 - Literally "free from with you"
                                              13 And when you send him [out] free from you, you shall not send him [away] empty-handed.
                                              14 You shall generously supply him from [among] your flocks and from your threshing floor and from your press; [according to] that [with which] Yahweh your God has blessed you, you shall give to him.
                                              15 And remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and Yahweh your God redeemed you; therefore I [am] commanding you thus {today}.

                                              References for Deuteronomy 15:15

                                                • { 15:15 - Literally "the day"
                                                  16 And then [if] it will happen [that] he says to you, '{I do not want to go out} from you,' because he loves you and your family, because it is good for him [to be] with you;

                                                  References for Deuteronomy 15:16

                                                    • | 15:16 - Literally "I will not go out"
                                                      17 then you shall take an awl, and you shall thrust [it] through his earlobe and into the door, and he shall be to you {a slave forever}; and you shall also do likewise for your slave woman.

                                                      References for Deuteronomy 15:17

                                                        • } 15:17 - Literally "a slave of eternity"
                                                          18 It shall not be hard in your eyes {when you send him forth free}, because for six years he has served you [worth] twice the wage of a hired worker; and Yahweh your God will bless you {in whatever you will do}.

                                                          References for Deuteronomy 15:18

                                                            • ~ 15:18 - Literally "in/at you to send him forth free from [being] with you"
                                                            •  15:18 - Literally "in all [of] that you will do"
                                                              19 "Every firstling male that is born of your herd and of your flock you shall consecrate to Yahweh your God; you shall not do work with the firstling of your ox, and you shall not shear the firstling of your flock.
                                                              20 [Rather] {before Yahweh} your God you shall eat it year by year at the place Yahweh will choose, you and your household.

                                                              References for Deuteronomy 15:20

                                                                • € 15:20 - Literally "in the face of Yahweh"
                                                                  21 But if there is a physical defect in it, [such as] lameness or blindness, any serious defect, you shall not sacrifice it to Yahweh your God.
                                                                  22 In your {towns} you shall eat it, the unclean and the clean together [may eat it], [just] as [they eat] the gazelle and as [they eat] the deer.

                                                                  References for Deuteronomy 15:22

                                                                    •  15:22 - Literally "gates"
                                                                      23 But you shall not eat its blood; you shall pour it on the ground like water."