7 “If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the 4gates in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, dyou shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, 8 but eyou shall 5open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs. 9 Beware lest there be a wicked thought in your heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand,’ and your feye be evil against your poor brother and you give him nothing, and ghe cry out to the Lord against you, and hit become sin among you. 10 You shall surely give to him, and iyour heart should not be grieved when you give to him, because jfor this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand. 11 For kthe poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall 6open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land.’
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