2 “This is the manner of remission: every creditor shall release what he has loaned to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother, because the Lord’s remission has been proclaimed.
3 “aFrom a foreigner you may exact it, but your hand shall release whatever of yours is with your brother.
4 “However, there will be no poor among you, since athe Lord will surely bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess,
6 “aFor 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.
7 “If there is aa poor man with you, one of your brothers, in any of your 1towns in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, byou shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand from your poor brother;
8 but ayou shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.
9 “Beware that there is no base 1thought in your heart, saying, ‘aThe seventh year, the year of remission, is near,’ and byour eye is hostile toward your poor brother, and you give him nothing; then he cmay cry to the Lord against you, and it will be a sin in you.
10 “You shall generously give to him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him, because afor this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all 1your undertakings.
13 “When you set him 1free, you shall not send him away empty-handed.
15 “You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God redeemed you; therefore I command you 1this today.
16 “It shall come about aif he says to you, ‘I will not go out from you,’ because he loves you and your household, since he fares well with you;
19 “aYou shall consecrate to the Lord your God all the firstborn males that are born of your herd and of your flock; you shall not work with the firstborn of your herd, nor shear the firstborn of your flock.
20 “aYou and your household shall eat it every year before the Lord your God in the place which the Lord chooses.
23 “Only ayou shall not eat its blood; you are to pour it out on the ground like water.
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