15:2 And this [is] the manner of the release: Every a creditor that lendeth [ought] unto his neighbour shall release [it]; he shall not exact [it] of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called the LORD'S release.
(a) He shall only release his debtors, who are
not able to pay for that year.
Save when there shall be no poor among you; for the LORD shall greatly bless
thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance to
(b) For if your debtor is rich, he may be forced
c For the poor shall never cease out of
the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt d
open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy
(c) To try your charity, (Matthew
(d) You shall be liberal.
Thou shalt e furnish him liberally out
of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: [of that]
wherewith the LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.
(e) In token that you acknowledge the benefit
which God has given you by his labours.
Then thou shalt take an aul, and thrust [it] through his ear unto the door, and
he shall be thy servant f for ever. And
also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise.
(f) To the year of Jubile, (Leviticus
15:18 It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou
sendest him away free from thee; for he hath been worth a double g
hired servant [to thee], in serving thee six years: and the LORD thy God shall
bless thee in all that thou doest.
(g) For the hired servant served but three years,
and he six.
15:19 All the firstling males that come of thy herd
and of thy flock thou shalt sanctify unto the LORD thy God: h
thou shalt do no work with the firstling of thy bullock, nor shear the firstling
of thy sheep.
(h) For they are the Lords.
Thou shalt eat it within thy gates: the unclean and the clean [person shall eat
it] alike, i as the roebuck, and as the
(i) You will eat them, as well as the roe buck
and other wild beasts.