Deuteronomy 15:11
Good News Translation
There will always be some Israelites who are poor and in need, and so I command you to be generous to them.

Contemporary English Version
There will always be some Israelites who are poor and needy. That's why I am commanding you to be generous with them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There will not be wanting poor in the land of thy habitation: therefore I command thee to open thy hand to thy needy and poor brother, that liveth in the land.

New American Bible
The land will never lack for needy persons; that is why I command you: “Open your hand freely to your poor and to your needy kin in your land.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

There will not be wanting poor in the land of thy habitation: therefore I command thee to open thy hand to thy needy and poor brother, that liveth in the land.

Proverbs 22:2 The rich and poor have met one another: the Lord is the maker of them both.

Matthew 26:11 For the poor you have always with you: but me you have not always.

Mark 14:7 For the poor you have always with you: and whensoever you will, you may do them good: but me you have not always.

John 12:8 For the poor you have always with you: but me you have not always.

Thou shalt

Deuteronomy 15:8 But shalt open it to the poor man, thou shalt lend him, that which thou perceivest he hath need of.

Matthew 5:42 Give to him that asketh of thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not away.

Luke 12:33 Sell what you possess and give alms. Make to yourselves bags which grow not old, a treasure in heaven which faileth not: where no thief approacheth, nor moth corrupteth.

Acts 2:45 Their possessions and goods they sold and divided them to all, according as every one had need.

Acts 4:32-35 And the multitude of believers had but one heart and one soul. Neither did any one say that aught of the things which he possessed was his own: but all things were common unto them. . . .

Acts 11:28-30 And one of them named Agabus, rising up, signified by the Spirit that there should be a great famine over the whole world, which came to pass under Claudius. . . .

2 Corinthians 8:2-9 That in much experience of tribulation, they have had abundance of joy and their very deep poverty hath abounded unto the riches of their simplicity. . . .

1 John 3:16-18 In this we have known the charity of God, because he hath laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. . . .

Context
Generosity in Lending and Giving
10But thou shalt give to him: neither shalt thou do any thing craftily in relieving his necessities: that the Lord thy God may bless thee at all times, and in all things to which thou shalt put thy hand. 11There will not be wanting poor in the land of thy habitation: therefore I command thee to open thy hand to thy needy and poor brother, that liveth in the land.
Cross References
Matthew 26:11
For the poor you have always with you: but me you have not always.

Mark 14:7
For the poor you have always with you: and whensoever you will, you may do them good: but me you have not always.

John 12:8
For the poor you have always with you: but me you have not always.

Deuteronomy 15:7
If one of thy brethren that dwelleth within thy gates of thy city in the land which the Lord thy God will give thee, come to poverty: thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor close thy hand,

Proverbs 31:20
She hath opened her hand to the needy, and stretched out her hands to the poor.

Ezekiel 18:7
And hath not wronged any man: but hath restored the pledge to the debtor, hath taken nothing away by violence: hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment:

Additional Translations
For there will never cease to be poor in the land; that is why I am commanding you to open wide your hand to your brother and to the poor and needy in your land.For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command you, saying, You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor, and to your needy, in your land.

For the poor will never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt surely open thy hand unto thy brother, to thy needy, and to thy poor, in thy land.

For the poor shall not fail off thy land, therefore I charge thee to do this thing, saying, Thou shalt surely open thine hands to thy poor brother, and to him that is distressed upon thy land.

For the needy shall never cease from within the land; therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thy hand bountifully unto thy brother, to thy poor and to thy needy, in thy land.

For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt surely open thine hand unto thy brother, to thy needy, and to thy poor, in thy land.

For the poor shall never cease from the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thy hand wide to thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

For the poor will never cease out of the land: therefore I command you, saying, You shall surely open your hand to your brother, to your needy, and to your poor, in your land.

because the needy one doth not cease out of the land, therefore I am commanding thee, saying, Thou dost certainly open thy hand to thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy one, in thy land.
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