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Deuteronomy 15 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Sabbatic Year

(Exo 21:1–11; Lev 25:1–7 )
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:1 - “At the end of every seven years you shall [fn]grant a remission of debts.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:2 - “This is the manner of remission: every creditor shall release what he has loaned to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother, because the LORDS remission has been proclaimed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:3 - “From a foreigner you may exact it, but your hand shall release whatever of yours is with your brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:4 - “However, there will be no poor among you, since the LORD will surely bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:5 - if only you listen obediently to the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all this commandment which I am commanding you today.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:6 - “For the LORD your God will bless you as He has promised you, and you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow; and you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:7 - “If there is a poor man with you, one of your brothers, in any of your [fn]towns in your land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand from your poor brother;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:8 - but you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:9 - “Beware that there is no base [fn]thought in your heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, the year of remission, is near,’ and your eye is hostile toward your poor brother, and you give him nothing; then he may cry to the LORD against you, and it will be a sin in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:10 - “You shall generously give to him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all [fn]your undertakings.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:11 - “For the poor will never cease to be [fn]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.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:12 - “If your [fn]kinsman, a Hebrew man or woman, is sold to you, then he shall serve you six years, but in the seventh year you shall set him [fn]free.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:13 - “When you set him [fn]free, you shall not send him away empty-handed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:14 - “You shall furnish him liberally from your flock and from your threshing floor and from your wine vat; you shall give to him as the LORD your God has blessed you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:15 - “You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you; therefore I command you [fn]this today.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:16 - “It shall come about if he says to you, ‘I will not go out from you,’ because he loves you and your household, since he fares well with you;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:17 - then you shall take an awl and pierce it through his ear into the door, and he shall be your servant forever. Also you shall do likewise to your maidservant.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:18 - “It shall not seem hard to you when you set him [fn]free, for he has given you six years with [fn]double the service of a hired man; so the LORD your God will bless you in whatever you do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:19 - “You shall consecrate to the LORD your God all the firstborn males that are born of your herd and of your flock; you shall not work with the firstborn of your herd, nor shear the firstborn of your flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:20 - “You and your household shall eat it every year before the LORD your God in the place which the LORD chooses.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:21 - “But if it has any [fn]defect, such as lameness or blindness, or any serious [fn]defect, you shall not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:22 - “You shall eat it within your gates; the unclean and the clean alike may eat it, as a gazelle or a deer.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:23 - “Only you shall not eat its blood; you are to pour it out on the ground like water.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: make a release
Literally: gates
Literally: word
Literally: the putting forth of your hand
Literally: in the midst of
Literally: brother
Literally: free from you
Literally: free from you
Literally: this thing
Literally: free from you
Literally: double the amount
Literally: blemish

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