15:2 This is the nature of the cancellation: Every creditor must remit what he has loaned to another person;2 he must not force payment from his fellow Israelite,3 for it is to be recognized as “the Lord’s cancellation of debts.”
tn Heb “his neighbor,” used idiomatically to refer to another person.
tn Heb “his neighbor and his brother.” The words “his brother” may be a scribal gloss identifying “his neighbor” (on this idiom, see the preceding note) as a fellow Israelite (cf. v. 3). In this case the conjunction before “his brother” does not introduce a second category, but rather has the force of “that is.”