Deuteronomy 15:1
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New International Version
At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts.

New Living Translation
"At the end of every seventh year you must cancel the debts of everyone who owes you money.

English Standard Version
“At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release.

Berean Study Bible
At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts.

New American Standard Bible
"At the end of every seven years you shall grant a remission of debts.

King James Bible
At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.

Christian Standard Bible
"At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts.

Good News Translation
"At the end of every seventh year you are to cancel the debts of those who owe you money.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts.

International Standard Version
"You must cancel your debts at the end of every seventh year.

NET Bible
At the end of every seven years you must declare a cancellation of debts.

New Heart English Bible
At the end of every seven years you shall make a release.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At the end of every seven years, you must cancel debts.

JPS Tanakh 1917
At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.

New American Standard 1977
“At the end of every seven years you shall grant a remission of debts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.

King James 2000 Bible
At the end of every seven years you shall make a release.

American King James Version
At the end of every seven years you shall make a release.

American Standard Version
At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the seventh year thou shalt make a remission,

Darby Bible Translation
At the end of seven years thou shalt make a release,

English Revised Version
At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.

Webster's Bible Translation
At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.

World English Bible
At the end of every seven years you shall make a release.

Young's Literal Translation
'At the end of seven years thou dost make a release,
Study Bible
The Seventh Year
1At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts. 2This is the manner of remission: Every creditor shall cancel what he has loaned his neighbor. He is not to collect anything from his neighbor or brother, because the LORD’s time of release has been proclaimed.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:2
This is the manner of remission: Every creditor shall cancel what he has loaned his neighbor. He is not to collect anything from his neighbor or brother, because the LORD's time of release has been proclaimed.

Deuteronomy 15:9
Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought in your heart, "The seventh year, the year of release, is near," so that you look upon your poor brother begrudgingly and give him nothing. He will cry out to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin.

Deuteronomy 31:10
Then Moses commanded them, "At the end of every seven years, at the appointed time in the year of remission of debt, during the Feast of Tabernacles,

Nehemiah 10:31
When the people of the land bring merchandise or any kind of grain to sell on the Sabbath day, we will not buy from them on a Sabbath day or holy day. Every seventh year we will let the fields lie fallow, and will cancel every debt.

Treasury of Scripture

At the end of every seven years you shall make a release.

Deuteronomy 31:10 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, …

Exodus 21:2 If you buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the …

Exodus 23:10,11 And six years you shall sow your land, and shall gather in the fruits thereof…

Leviticus 25:2-4 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When you come into …

Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed …

Jeremiah 36:8-18 And Baruch the son of Neriah did according to all that Jeremiah the …

Luke 4:18,19 The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach …

XV.

(1) At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.--The Law in this place is an extension of that which we find in Exodus 21:2, &c, and Leviticus 25:3, &c., There was not only to be a manumission of Hebrew slaves and a Sabbath for the land in the seventh year, but also a release of debts, of which all the Israelites must have the benefit.

Verse 1. - Release. The word thus rendered (שְׁמִטָּה, from שָׁמַט, to leave, to let lie fallow) occurs only here and in ver. 2; in Exodus 33:11 the cognate verb is used, and from this the word is best explained. The debt was to be left in the hands of the debtor, as the land was to be let lie or left untilled for that year. At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release. Not of servants, for they were not to be dismissed from their service until they had served six years, as is directed to in a following law; for if they were to be set free whenever a sabbatical year came, they might be discharged when they had not served more than a year, or than half a year, or than a month or two. Indeed when the year of jubilee intervened, they were released be it at what time it would; but not in a sabbatical year, which was a year of release of debts, as the following verses show, as well as there was, then a rest of the land from tillage, Leviticus 25:2. Now this was done at the end or extremity of every seventh year; not at the latter end or extremity of it, for if the debt of a poor man might be exacted of him in the year, and until the end of it, it would not in this respect have been a sabbatical year, or a year of rest and quiet; but this was done at the first extremity of it, at the beginning of it, as Aben Ezra and Ben Melech observe; though Maimonides (b) asserts it to be after the seven years were ended; for he says,"the seventh year releaseth not monies but at the end of it,''according to Deuteronomy 15:1 that as in Deuteronomy 31:10 after seven years is meant, so the release of monies is after seven years.

(b) Hilchot Shemittah & Yobel, c. 9. sect. 4. CHAPTER 15

De 15:1-11. The Seventh Year, a Year of Release for the Poor.

1. At the end of every seven years—during the last of the seven, that is, the sabbatical year (Ex 21:2; 23:11; Le 25:4; Jer 34:14).15:1-11 This year of release typified the grace of the gospel, in which is proclaimed the acceptable year of the Lord; and by which we obtain the release of our debts, that is, the pardon of our sins. The law is spiritual, and lays restraints upon the thoughts of the heart. We mistake, if we think thoughts are free from God's knowledge and check. That is a wicked heart indeed, which raises evil thoughts from the good law of God, as theirs did, who, because God had obliged them to the charity of forgiving, denied the charity of giving. Those who would keep from the act of sin, must keep out of their minds the very thought of sin. It is a dreadful thing to have the cry of the poor justly against us. Grudge not a kindness to thy brother; distrust not the providence of God. What thou doest, do freely, for God loves a cheerful giver, 2Co 9:7.
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