Deuteronomy 15:13
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New International Version
And when you release them, do not send them away empty-handed.

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

Darby Bible Translation
And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty;

World English Bible
When you let him go free from you, you shall not let him go empty:

Young's Literal Translation
And when thou dost send him away free from thee, thou dost not send him away empty;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou shalt not let him go away empty - Because during the time he served thee, he made no property for himself, having been always honest towards thee; and now when he leaves thee, he has nothing to begin the world with.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

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 15:12
If any of your people--Hebrew men or women--sell themselves to you and serve you six years, in the seventh year you must let them go free.

Deuteronomy 15:14
Supply them liberally from your flock, your threshing floor and your winepress. Give to them as the LORD your God has blessed you.

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