Thou shall surely give him
Or lend to him; though lending in such a case and circumstances, that person being extremely poor, and the year of release at hand, is the same as giving. Jarchi remarks that money must be given him, even a hundred times if he asks it; but the limitation is to what he wants, and what is sufficient for his present wants, ( Deuteronomy 15:8 )
and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto
grieved at parting with his money he has little or no hope of seeing again, grudging it to him to whom it is given; when, on the other hand, it should he given freely and cheerfully, for God loves a cheerful giver:
because that for this thing the Lord thy God shall bless
thee in all
thy works, and in all thou puttest thine hand unto;
that is, for lending or giving largely, liberally, and cheerfully, to persons in distress; see ( Proverbs 11:24 Proverbs 11:25 ) ( Isaiah 32:8 ) ( 2 Corinthians 9:6-9 ) .