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Deuteronomy Chapter 15

The seventh year and manner of release

15:1 At the end of [every] seven years you will make a release.
15:2 And this [is] the manner of the release Every creditor that lends [ought] to his neighbour shall release [it]; he shall not exact [it] of his neighbour, or of his brother ; because it is called the LORD’S release.
15:3 Of a foreigner you may exact [it again] but [that] which is your with your brother your hand shall release ;
15:4 Except when there shall be no poor among you; for the LORD shall greatly bless ya’ll in the land which the LORD your God gives ya’ll [for] an inheritance to possess it
15:5 Only if you carefully listen to the voice of the LORD your God, to observe to do all these commandments which I command ya’ll this day.
15:6 For the LORD your God blesses ya’ll , as he promised ya’ll and you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow ; and you will reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over ya’ll .
15:7 If there be among you a poor man of one of your brethren within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives ya’ll , you will not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother
15:8 But you will open your hand wide to him, and will surely lend him sufficient for his need, [in that] which he wants.
15:9 Beware that there be not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand ; and your eye be evil against your poor brother, and you give him nothing ; and he cry to the LORD against ya’ll , and it be sin to ya’ll .
15:10 You will surely give him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him because that for this thing the LORD your God shall bless ya’ll in all your works, and in all that you puttest your hand unto.
15:11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land therefore I command ya’ll , saying, You will open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor, and to your needy, in your land.

Concerning a Hebrew servant

15:12 [And] if your brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold to ya’ll , and serve ya’ll six years ; then in the seventh year you will let him go free from ya’ll .
15:13 And when you send him out free from ya’ll , you will not let him go away empty
15:14 You will furnish him liberally out of your flock, and out of your floor, and out of your winepress [of that] by which the LORD your God has blessed ya’ll you will give to him.
15:15 And you will remember that you were a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed ya’ll therefore I command ya’ll this thing to day.
15:16 And it shall be, if he say to ya’ll , I will not go away from ya’ll ; because he loves ya’ll and your house, because he is well with ya’ll ;
15:17 Then you will take an aul, and thrust [it] through his ear to the door, and he shall be your servant for ever. And also to your maidservant you will do likewise.
15:18 It shall not seem hard to ya’ll , when you send him away free from ya’ll ; for he has been worth a double hired servant [to ya’ll ], in serving ya’ll six years and the LORD your God shall bless ya’ll in all that you do.
15:19 All the firstling males that come of your herd and of your flock you will sanctify to the LORD your God you will do no work with the firstling of your bullock, nor shear the firstling of your sheep.
15:20 You will eat [it] before the LORD your God year by year in the place which the LORD shall choose, you and your household.
15:21 And if there be [any] blemish therein, [as if it be] lame, or blind, [or hast] any ill blemish, you will not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.
15:22 You will eat it within your gates the unclean and the clean [person shall eat it] alike, as the roebuck, and as the hart.
15:23 Only you will not eat the blood thereof; you will pour it upon the ground as water.

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