Deuteronomy 15:13
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English Standard Version
And when you let him go free from you, you shall not let him go empty-handed.

King James Bible
And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty:

American Standard Version
And when thou lettest him go free from thee, thou shalt not let him go empty:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when thou sendest him out free, thou shalt not let him go away empty:

English Revised Version
And when thou lettest him go free from thee, thou shalt not let him go empty:

Webster's Bible Translation
And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him depart empty:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

And in general Israel was to be ready to lend to the poor among its brethren, not to harden its heart, to be hard-hearted, but to lend to the poor brother מחסרו דּי, "the sufficiency of his need," whatever he might need to relieve his wants.

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This is a most humane and merciful addition to the law in

Exodus 21:2-11 If you buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing...

; enforced upon the Israelites by the consideration of their Egyptian bondage. As a faithful servant has made no property for himself while honestly serving his master, so now, when he quits his service, he has nothing to begin the world with except what the kindness of his master may bestow upon him as a remuneration for his zeal and fidelity. Though what was to be bestowed upon servants is not fixed, yet they were to be {liberally} supplied.

Deuteronomy 15:14 You shall furnish him liberally out of your flock, and out of your floor, and out of your wine press...

Genesis 31:42 Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely you had sent me away now empty...

Exodus 3:21 And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when you go, you shall not go empty.

Leviticus 25:42-44 For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as slaves...

Proverbs 3:27,28 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it...

Jeremiah 22:13 Woe to him that builds his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that uses his neighbor's service without wages...

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers...

Colossians 4:1 Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:12
"If your brother, a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman, is sold to you, he shall serve you six years, and in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you.

Deuteronomy 15:14
You shall furnish him liberally out of your flock, out of your threshing floor, and out of your winepress. As the LORD your God has blessed you, you shall give to him.

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