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.
15:4b 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 possess it:
(b) For if your debtor is rich, he may be forced to pay.
15:11c 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 land.
(c) To try your charity, (Mt 26:11).
(d) You shall be liberal.
15:14 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.
15:17 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
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
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.
15:22 Thou shalt eat it within thy gates: the unclean and the
clean [person shall eat it] alike, i as the roebuck, and
as the hart.
(i) You will eat them, as well as the roe buck and other