Deuteronomy 15:4
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New International Version
However, there need be no poor people among you, for in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you,

King James Bible
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:

Darby Bible Translation
save when there shall be no one in need among you; for Jehovah will greatly bless thee in the land that Jehovah thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it,

World English Bible
However there shall be no poor with you; (for Yahweh will surely bless you in the land which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance to possess it;)

Young's Literal Translation
only when there is no needy one with thee, for Jehovah doth greatly bless thee in the land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee -- an inheritance to possess it.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There shall be no poor - That is, comparatively; see Deuteronomy 15:11.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Save, etc. or, To the end that there be no poor among you. Houbigant follows this marginal reading, to which he joins the end of the third verse, considering it as explanatory of the law; as if he had said, `Thou shalt not exact the debt that is due from thy brother, but {thy hand shall release} him, for this reason, {that there may be no poor among you} through your severity.' He justly contends that the phrase {ephes kee}, can here only mean, `to the end that,' being equivalent to the French {afin que.}

greatly bless

Deuteronomy 14:29 And the Levite, (because he has no part nor inheritance with you,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow...

Deuteronomy 28:1-8,11 And it shall come to pass, if you shall listen diligently to the voice of the LORD your God...

Proverbs 11:24,25 There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that withholds more than is meet, but it tends to poverty...

Proverbs 14:21 He that despises his neighbor sins: but he that has mercy on the poor, happy is he.

Proverbs 28:27 He that gives to the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes shall have many a curse.

Isaiah 58:10,11 And if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light rise in obscurity...

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Homiletical.
Twenty-four homilies on miscellaneous subjects, published under St. Basil's name, are generally accepted as genuine. They are conveniently classified as (i) Dogmatic and Exegetic, (ii) Moral, and (iii) Panegyric. To Class (i) will be referred III. In Illud, Attende tibi ipsi. VI. In Illud, Destruam horrea, etc. IX. In Illud, Quod Deus non est auctor malorum. XII. In principium Proverbiorum. XV. De Fide. XVI. In Illud, In principio erat Verbum. XXIV. Contra Sabellianos et Arium et Anomoeos.
Basil—Basil: Letters and Select Works

Secondly, for Thy Words.
1. Remember, that thou must answer for every idle word, that in multiloquy, the wisest man shall overshoot himself. Avoid, therefore, all tedious and idle talk, from which seldom arises comfort, many times repentance: especially beware of rash answers, when the tongue outruns the mind. The word was thine whilst thou didst keep it in; it is another's as soon as it is out. O the shame, when a man's own tongue shall be produced a witness, to the confusion of his own face! Let, then, thy words be few,
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:5
if only you fully obey the LORD your God and are careful to follow all these commands I am giving you today.

Deuteronomy 28:8
The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

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