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Release for Debt Slaves

15:1 At the end of every seven years you must declare a cancellation1 of debts. 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.” 15:3 You may exact payment from a foreigner, but whatever your fellow Israelite4 owes you, you must remit. 15:4 However, there should not be any poor among you, for the Lord5 will surely bless6 you in the land that he7 is giving you as an inheritance,8 15:5 if you carefully obey9 him10 by keeping11 all these commandments that I am giving12 you today. 15:6 For the Lord your God will bless you just as he has promised; you will lend to many nations but will not borrow from any, and you will rule over many nations but they will not rule over you.


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