New Living Translation
"But if there are any poor Israelites in your towns when you arrive in the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tightfisted toward them.
King James Bible
If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother:
Darby Bible Translation
If there be amongst you a poor man, any one of thy brethren in one of thy gates, in thy land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy brother in need;
World English Bible
If a poor man, one of your brothers, is with you within any of your gates in your land which Yahweh your God gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother;
Young's Literal Translation
'When there is with thee any needy one of one of thy brethren, in one of thy cities, in thy land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee, thou dost not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy needy brother;
Deuteronomy 15:7 Parallel
CommentaryDeuteronomy 15:7 Parallel Commentaries
Give to those who ask, and don't turn away from those who want to borrow.
1 John 3:17
If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion--how can God's love be in that person?
"If you lend money to any of my people who are in need, do not charge interest as a money lender would.
"If one of your fellow Israelites falls into poverty and cannot support himself, support him as you would a foreigner or a temporary resident and allow him to live with you.
There will always be some in the land who are poor. That is why I am commanding you to share freely with the poor and with other Israelites in need.
"Never take advantage of poor and destitute laborers, whether they are fellow Israelites or foreigners living in your towns.
About this time some of the men and their wives raised a cry of protest against their fellow Jews.
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