Deuteronomy 15:3

“Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again: but that which is thine with thy brother thine hand shall release;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Deuteronomy 15:3

Of a forreiner thou mayest exact it againe: but that which is thine with thy brother, thine hand shall release.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"From a foreigner you may exact {it,} but your hand shall release whatever of yours is with your brother.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it: but whatsoever of thine is with thy brother thy hand shall release.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A man of another nation may be forced to make payment of his debt, but if your brother has anything of yours, let it go;
- Basic English Bible

Of the foreigner thou mayest demand it; but what is thine with thy brother thy hand shall release;
- Darby Bible

Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again: but that which is thine with thy brother thy hand shall release:
- Webster's Bible

Of a foreigner you may exact it: but whatever of your is with your brother your hand shall release.
- World English Bible

of the stranger thou mayest exact, and that which is thine with thy brother doth thy hand release;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it; but whatsoever of thine is with thy brother thy hand shall release.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Deuteronomy 15:3

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 15:3


15:1 At the end - That is, in the last year of the seven, as is, most evident from #De 15:9|. And this year of release, as it is, called below, #De 15:9|, is the same with the sabbatical year, #Ex 23:11|.

15:2 Every creditor - Here is, a law for poor, insolvent debtors. Every seventh year was a year of release, when among other acts of grace, this was one, that every Israelite, who had borrowed money, and had not been able to pay it before, should this year be released from it. And tho' if he was able, he was bound in conscience to pay it afterwards, yet it could not be recovered by law. His brother - This is added to limit the word neighbour, which is more general, unto a brother, in nation and religion, an Israelite. The Lord's release - Or, a release for the Lord, in obedience to his command, for his honour, and as an acknowledgment of his right in your estates, and of his kindness in giving and continuing them to you.

15:4 Save when there shall be no poor - The words may be rendered thus, as in the margin of our Bibles, To the end that there be no poor among you. And so they contain a reason of this law, namely, that none be impoverished and ruined by a rigid exaction of debts.


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