Leviticus 25:35

“And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And if thy brother bee waxen poore, and fallen in decay with thee, then thou shalt relieue him, yea though he be a stranger, or a soiourner, that hee may liue with thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Now in case a countryman of yours becomes poor and his means with regard to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And if thy brother be waxed poor, and his hand fail with thee; then thou shalt uphold him: `as' a stranger and a sojourner shall he live with thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if your brother becomes poor and is not able to make a living, then you are to keep him with you, helping him as you would a man from another country who is living among you.
- Basic English Bible

And if thy brother grow poor, and he be fallen into decay beside thee, then thou shalt relieve him, [be he] stranger or sojourner, that he may live beside thee.
- Darby Bible

And if thy brother shall have become poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he may be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee.
- Webster's Bible

'If your brother has become poor, and his hand can't support him among you; then you shall uphold him. He shall live with you like an alien and a temporary resident.
- World English Bible

`And when thy brother is become poor, and his hand hath failed with thee, then thou hast kept hold on him, sojourner and settler, and he hath lived with thee;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And if thy brother be waxen poor, and his means fail with thee; then thou shalt uphold him: as a stranger and a settler shall he live with thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 25:35


25:35 A sojourner - Understand it of proselytes only, for of other strangers they were permitted to take usury, #Deu 23:20|.


Discussion for Leviticus 25

  • Motdaugrnds
    Dewey, Hebrews 9:8 states, "The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:" Reading farther down it is made clear to me that all the "sacrificial" ordinances were a precursor to Jesus' death. Then your quote of verse 15 applies to these "sacrifices" and the only thing that changed about those was Jesus' life instead of the lives of animals. This really doesn't speak to my question about the various sabbaths. And I'm equating these with paying tithe. I do not believe tithe was done away when Jesus gave His life for man thus, maybe these various sabbaths weren't either...thus my quandary remains.
  • Dewey J
    Motdaugrnds, I see you have a heathy knowledge of Scripture. I will start by saying as you know that the children of God are no longer under the Old Testament given by God to Moses. Heb. 9:15 says. "And for this cause he Jesus is the mediator of the new testament or agreement that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressors that, were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance". God bless us all and also in the understand of his Word. Glory be to Jehovah in the highest though our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen!
  • Motdaugrnds
    Seems this chapter is a precursor to Christ's giving His life for our salvation. So question: Is this chapter, specifically where it refers to the sowing reaping of the land a 7-year time span with the 7th year being holy applicable to those of us who farm in this century? If so, please explain verses 4-6 as they seem to contradict themselves. And I know the Scriptures do NOT contradict themselves thus, I'm not understanding these verses.
  • Evangelist Rachel
    This and the books in chapters 23,24 and 25 shadow how Jesus was the perfect sacrifice Jesus being the perfect sacrifice, prepared to be the new offering. Him being God with man bodily, more than enough to save those before,at his time on earth,and us the far of. This is God with us a human sacrifice he paid it all entering in once.
  • KIRK KELLEYKAHN for verse 44
    i HAVE TO RECITE THIS SCRIPTURE IN THE LOS ANGELES PREMIERE OF THE WHIPPING MAN AT THE WEST COAST JEWISH THEATER... I SIMPLY LOVE LOVE SAYING IT EVERYNIGHT
  • I love it!! I think every republican should read it!!

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