Deuteronomy 15:9
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New International Version
Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: "The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near," so that you do not show ill will toward the needy among your fellow Israelites and give them nothing. They may then appeal to the LORD against you, and you will be found guilty of sin.

King James Bible
Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Beware that there be not a wicked thought in thy heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry against thee to Jehovah, and it be sin in thee.

World English Bible
Beware that there not be a base thought in your heart, saying, "The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand;" and your eye be evil against your poor brother, and you give him nothing; and he cry to Yahweh against you, and it be sin to you.

Young's Literal Translation
Take heed to thee lest there be a word in thy heart -- worthless, saying, Near is the seventh year, the year of release; and thine eye is evil against thy needy brother, and thou dost not give to him, and he hath called concerning thee unto Jehovah, and it hath been in thee sin;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart - לבבך בליעל lebabecha beliyaal, thy belial heart, that is, thy good-for-nothing or unprofitable heart; See on Deuteronomy 13:13 (note).

And thine eye be evil - An evil eye signifies a covetous disposition. See the same form of expression used by our Lord in the same sense, Matthew 6:23. If thine eye be evil - If thou be a covetous person. Evil eye is by our Lord opposed to single eye, i. e., a person of a liberal, benevolent mind. Covetousness darkens the soul; liberality and benevolence enlighten it.

And he cry unto the Lord against thee - What a consolation to the poor and the oppressed, that they have a sure friend in God, who will hear their cry and redress their grievances!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Beware

Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

Matthew 7:21,22 Not every one that said to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven...

Romans 7:8,9 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, worked in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead...

James 4:5 Do you think that the scripture said in vain, The spirit that dwells in us lusts to envy?

thought, etc. [heb] word with thine heart of Belial
thine eye

Deuteronomy 28:54-56 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom...

Proverbs 23:6 Eat you not the bread of him that has an evil eye, neither desire you his dainty meats:

Proverbs 24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

Proverbs 28:22 He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come on him.

Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?

James 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brothers, lest you be condemned: behold, the judge stands before the door.

1 Peter 4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

he cry

Deuteronomy 24:15 At his day you shall give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down on it; for he is poor, and sets his heart on it...

Exodus 3:7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt...

Exodus 22:23 If you afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all to me, I will surely hear their cry;

Job 34:28 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come to him, and he hears the cry of the afflicted.

Psalm 9:12 When he makes inquisition for blood, he remembers them: he forgets not the cry of the humble.

Proverbs 21:13 Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

James 5:4 Behold, the hire of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, cries...

sin unto thee

Matthew 25:41-45 Then shall he say also to them on the left hand, Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire...

James 4:17 Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.

1 John 3:15-17 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him...

Library
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 20:15
Don't I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?'

James 5:4
Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.

Exodus 22:23
If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry.

Deuteronomy 15:1
At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts.

Deuteronomy 24:15
Pay them their wages each day before sunset, because they are poor and are counting on it. Otherwise they may cry to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin.

Job 34:28
They caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he heard the cry of the needy.

Psalm 12:5
"Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will now arise," says the LORD. "I will protect them from those who malign them."

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