Deuteronomy 15:6

“For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the Lord thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee, and thou shalt lend vnto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow, and thou shalt reigne ouer many nations, but they shall not reigne ouer thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For Jehovah thy God will bless thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the Lord your God will give you his blessing as he has said: you will let other nations have the use of your money, but you will not make use of theirs; you will be rulers over a number of nations, but they will not be your rulers.
- Basic English Bible

For Jehovah thy God will bless thee, as he promised thee; and thou shalt lend on pledge to many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over thee.
- Darby Bible

For the LORD thy God shall bless thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend to many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee.
- Webster's Bible

For Yahweh your God will bless you, as he promised you: and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you.
- World English Bible

for Jehovah thy God hath blessed thee as He hath spoken to thee; and thou hast lent [to] many nations, and thou hast not borrowed; and thou hast ruled over many nations, and over thee they do not rule.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the LORD thy God will bless thee, as He promised thee; and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Deuteronomy 15

  • Daniel
    Thithes And offering dud 1 2
  • Brianna for verse 11
    I thought this was a great scripture to keep in mind. Jehovah God encourages helping those who are poor and in need. This helps me to be more aware of the situation of others. I would like to make it a goal to to be more giving to those in need.
  • Sean
    Christians need to follow the whole bible not just parts
  • Sean
    Christians need to follow the whole bible not just parts
  • Christian
    I see the question being asked if this passage of Scripture applies to us in our time. The answer is yes and no. Jesus came to fulfil the law. We must now look at the Old Testament in Spiritual eyes. Yes I eat bacon, BUT I must separate myself from spiritual swine and unclean things. Itís no longer a physical issue itís a heart thing.
  • Clint
    @Stephenderaphael,
    God has no respect for manís goodness or manís works. That man has to be a born again Christian or he will end up in hell for eternity!

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