Deuteronomy 15:8
New International Version
Rather, be openhanded and freely lend them whatever they need.

New Living Translation
Instead, be generous and lend them whatever they need.

English Standard Version
but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.

Berean Study Bible
Instead, you are to open your hand to him and freely loan him whatever he needs.

King James Bible
But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.

New King James Version
but you shall open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs.

New American Standard Bible
but you shall fully open your hand to him, and generously lend him enough for his need in whatever he lacks.

NASB 1995
but you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.

NASB 1977
but you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.

Amplified Bible
but you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend to him whatever he needs.

Christian Standard Bible
Instead, you are to open your hand to him and freely loan him enough for whatever need he has.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instead, you are to open your hand to him and freely loan him enough for whatever need he has.

American Standard Version
but thou shalt surely open thy hand unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need in that which he wanteth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But open to him your hand and lend him anything that is lacking to him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt surely open thine hands to him, and shalt lend to him as much as he wants according to his need.

Contemporary English Version
Instead, be kind and lend them what they need.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But shalt open it to the poor man, thou shalt lend him, that which thou perceivest he hath need of.

English Revised Version
but thou shalt surely open thine hand unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need in that which he wanteth.

Good News Translation
Instead, be generous and lend them as much as they need.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be generous to these poor people, and freely lend them as much as they need. Never be hard-hearted and tight-fisted with them.

International Standard Version
Instead, be sure to open your hand to him and lend him enough to lessen his need.

JPS Tanakh 1917
but thou shalt surely open thy hand unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need in that which he wanteth.

Literal Standard Version
for you certainly open your hand to him, and certainly lend him sufficiency for his lack which he lacks.

NET Bible
Instead, you must be sure to open your hand to him and generously lend him whatever he needs.

New Heart English Bible
but you shall surely open your hand to him, and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need, which he lacks.

World English Bible
but you shall surely open your hand to him, and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need [in that] which he wants.

Young's Literal Translation
for thou dost certainly open thy hand to him, and dost certainly lend him sufficient for his lack which he lacketh.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Generosity in Lending and Giving
7If there is a poor man among your brothers within any of the gates in the land that the LORD your God is giving you, then you are not to harden your heart or shut your hand from your poor brother. 8Instead, you are to open your hand to him and freely loan him whatever he needs. 9Be 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.…

Cross References
Matthew 5:42
Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

Luke 6:34
And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full.

Galatians 2:10
They only asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.

Psalm 37:26
They are ever generous and quick to lend, and their children are a blessing.

Proverbs 19:17
Kindness to the poor is a loan to the LORD, and He will repay the lender.


Treasury of Scripture

But you shall open your hand wide to him, and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wants.









(8) Thou shalt open thine hand wide.--"Even many times."

And shalt surely lend.--"If he does not like to take it as a gift, grant it to him as a loan."

Sufficient for his need.--"But it is not thy duty to make him rich."

In that which he wanteth.--"Even ahorse to ride on, and a slave to run before him."

Verse 8. - Sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth; literally, the sufficiency of his need which he needeth, i.e. whatever he might need to meet his requirements.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Instead,
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

you are to open
פָתֹ֧חַ (p̄ā·ṯō·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

your hand
יָדְךָ֖ (yā·ḏə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

to him
ל֑וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

and freely loan
וְהַעֲבֵט֙ (wə·ha·‘ă·ḇêṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 5670: To pawn, to lend, to entangle

him
תַּעֲבִיטֶ֔נּוּ (ta·‘ă·ḇî·ṭen·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5670: To pawn, to lend, to entangle

whatever
דֵּ֚י (dê)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1767: Sufficiency, enough

he needs.
מַחְסֹר֔וֹ (maḥ·sō·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4270: A need, thing needed, poverty


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