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Deuteronomy 15 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The Year for Canceling Debts

(Exo 21:1–11; Lev 25:1–7 )
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:1 - At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:2 - This is how it is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel any loan they have made to a fellow Israelite. They shall not require payment from anyone among their own people, because the LORD’s time for canceling debts has been proclaimed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:3 - You may require payment from a foreigner, but you must cancel any debt your fellow Israelite owes you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:4 - However, there need be no poor people among you, for in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:5 - if only you fully obey the LORD your God and are careful to follow all these commands I am giving you today.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:6 - For the LORD your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:7 - If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:8 - Rather, be openhanded and freely lend them whatever they need.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:9 - Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: “The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near,” so that you do not show ill will toward the needy among your fellow Israelites and give them nothing. They may then appeal to the LORD against you, and you will be found guilty of sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:10 - Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:11 - There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.

Freeing Servants

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:12 - If any of your people—Hebrew men or women—sell themselves to you and serve you six years, in the seventh year you must let them go free.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:13 - And when you release them, do not send them away empty-handed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:14 - Supply them liberally from your flock, your threshing floor and your winepress. Give to them as the LORD your God has blessed you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:15 - Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and the LORD your God redeemed you. That is why I give you this command today.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:16 - But if your servant says to you, “I do not want to leave you,” because he loves you and your family and is well off with you,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:17 - then take an awl and push it through his earlobe into the door, and he will become your servant for life. Do the same for your female servant.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:18 - Do not consider it a hardship to set your servant free, because their service to you these six years has been worth twice as much as that of a hired hand. And the LORD your God will bless you in everything you do.

The Firstborn Animals

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:19 - Set apart for the LORD your God every firstborn male of your herds and flocks. Do not put the firstborn of your cows to work, and do not shear the firstborn of your sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:20 - Each year you and your family are to eat them in the presence of the LORD your God at the place he will choose.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:21 - If an animal has a defect, is lame or blind, or has any serious flaw, you must not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:22 - You are to eat it in your own towns. Both the ceremonially unclean and the clean may eat it, as if it were gazelle or deer.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:23 - But you must not eat the blood; pour it out on the ground like water.
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