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.

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.

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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At the end of every seven years, you must cancel 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,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

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).

Deuteronomy 15:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Seventh Year
1"At the end of every seven years you shall grant a remission of debts. 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.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:2
This is how it is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel any loan they have made to a fellow Israelite. They shall not require payment from anyone among their own people, because the LORD's time for canceling debts has been proclaimed.

Deuteronomy 15:9
Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: "The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near," so that you do not show ill will toward the needy among your fellow Israelites and give them nothing. They may then appeal to the LORD against you, and you will be found guilty of sin.

Deuteronomy 31:10
Then Moses commanded them: "At the end of every seven years, in the year for canceling debts, during the Festival of Tabernacles,

Nehemiah 10:31
"When the neighboring peoples bring merchandise or grain to sell on the Sabbath, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or on any holy day. Every seventh year we will forgo working the land and will cancel all debts.
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