“If there is (A)a poor man with you, one of your brothers, in any of your [a]towns in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, (B)you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand from your poor brother; but (C)you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks. Beware that there is no base [b]thought in your heart, saying, ‘(D)The seventh year, the year of remission, is near,’ and (E)your eye is hostile toward your poor brother, and you give him nothing; then he (F)may cry to the Lord against you, and it will be a sin in you. 10 You shall generously give to him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him, because (G)for this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all [c]your undertakings. 11 (H)For the poor will never cease to be [d]in the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land.’

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 15:7 Lit gates
  2. Deuteronomy 15:9 Lit word
  3. Deuteronomy 15:10 Lit the putting forth of your hand
  4. Deuteronomy 15:11 Lit in the midst of

14 (A)You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your [a]countrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your [b]towns. 15 (B)You shall give him his wages on his day [c]before the sun sets, for he is poor and sets his [d]heart on it; so that (C)he will not cry against you to the Lord and it become sin in you.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 24:14 Lit brothers
  2. Deuteronomy 24:14 Lit gates
  3. Deuteronomy 24:15 Lit that the sun shall not go down on it
  4. Deuteronomy 24:15 Lit soul

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