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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Deuteronomy 15

  • Anne
    This chapter is teaching about being kind-hearted and liberal. As God blesses us financially or otherwise we should help others who are in need among us. Prov. 25 'The liberal soul shall be made fat and he that watereth shall be watered also himself'.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The 7-year release is a precursor of an aspect of the Lord's prayer- forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. What a marvelous world it would be if we abide by this injunction.
  • Irene123
    V.4 - save when there are no more poor among you ..... "; this must be where the 'worldly' Christians get the idea they can save the world and relieve all poverty. They neglect Matt. 26:11. These Christians are what are known as 'Social Gospel' Christians.
  • Sam
    7 year release would fix/prevent a world of problems. reinforced in" lords prayer" forgive us our debts
  • Sam
    christians need to follow the whole bible not just parts , and not change words like debts to trespass (read the last para of bible)
  • Daniel
    Thithes And offering dud 1 2

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