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

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.

Darby Bible Translation
but thou shalt open thy hand bountifully unto him, and shalt certainly lend him on pledge what is sufficient for his need, [in that] which he lacketh.

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.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou shalt open thine hand wide - Thy benevolence shall be in proportion to his distress and poverty, and thy ability. Thou shalt have no other rule to regulate thy charity by.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 5:42 "Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.

Luke 6:34 "If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount.

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

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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
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
All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.

Psalm 37:26
They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing.

Proverbs 19:17
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.

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