Deuteronomy 15:8

8 Instead, be generous and lend them whatever they need.

Deuteronomy 15:8 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 15:8

But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him
And give him bountifully and liberally; in order to which the heart must be first opened, the affections moved, and a willing mind disposed to give generously:

and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need in that which he
enough to answer his present exigencies, but not to cause him to abound, or to supply him with things needless and superfluous.

Deuteronomy 15:8 In-Context

6 The LORD your God will bless you as he has promised. You will lend money to many nations but will never need to borrow. You will rule many nations, but they will not rule over you.
7 “But if there are any poor Israelites in your towns when you arrive in the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tightfisted toward them.
8 Instead, be generous and lend them whatever they need.
9 Do not be mean-spirited and refuse someone a loan because the year for canceling debts is close at hand. If you refuse to make the loan and the needy person cries out to the LORD, you will be considered guilty of sin.
10 Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the LORD your God will bless you in everything you do.
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