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Deuteronomy 15 - AMP

2 And this is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release that which he has lent to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor, his brother, for the Lord's release is proclaimed. 3 Of a foreigner you may exact it, but whatever of yours is with your brother your hand shall release. 4 But there will be no poor among you, for the Lord will surely bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you for an inheritance to possess, 5 If only you carefully listen to the voice of the Lord your God, to do watchfully all these commandments which I command you this day. 6 When the Lord your God blesses you as He promised you, then you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you. 7 If there is among you a poor man, one of your kinsmen in any of the towns of your land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not harden your hearts or close your hands to your poor brother; 8 But you shall open your hands wide to him and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks. 9 Beware lest there be a base thought in your hearts, and you say, 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 the Lord against you, and it be sin in you. 10 You shall give to him freely without begrudging it; because of this the Lord will bless you in all your work and in all you undertake. 11 For the poor will never cease out of the land; therefore I command you, You shall open wide your hands to your brother, to your needy, and to your poor in your land. 12 And if your brother, a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman, is sold to you and serves you six years, then in the seventh year you shall let him go free from you. 13 And when you send him out free from you, you shall not let him go away empty-handed. 14 You shall furnish him liberally out of your flock, your threshing floor, and your winepress; of what the Lord your God has blessed you, you shall give to him. 15 And you shall remember that you were a bondman in the land of Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you; therefore I give you this command today. 16 But if the servant says to you, I will not go away from you, because he loves you and your household, since he does well with you, 17 Then take an awl and pierce his ear through to the door, and he shall be your servant always. And also to your bondwoman you shall do likewise. 18 It shall not seem hard to you when you let him go free from you, for at half the cost of a hired servant he has served you six years; and the Lord your God will bless you in all you do. 19 All the firstling males that are born of your herd and flock you shall set apart for the Lord your God; you shall do no work with the firstling of your herd, nor shear the firstling of your flock. 20 You shall eat it before the Lord your God annually in the place which the Lord shall choose, you and your household. 21 But if it has any blemish, if it is lame, blind, or has any bad blemish whatsoever, you shall not sacrifice it to the Lord your God. 22 You shall eat it within your towns; the unclean and the clean alike may eat it, as if it were a gazelle or a hart. 23 Only you shall not eat its blood; you shall pour it on the ground like water.

Sermons on Deuteronomy 15 More sermons: Deuteronomy 15

Craig Condon avatar
How Christians Are to Serve Others
Shared by: Craig Condon on May, 2015
Summary: We need to redirect our culture away from ourselves to the needs of others and the glory of God. Culture must not be used merely for self-interest.
Ed Sasnett avatar
Shared by: Ed Sasnett on Mar, 2015
Summary: Give willingly.
Scripture: Deuteronomy 15:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,036
Mark Opperman avatar
Open Hearts, Open Hands
Shared by: Mark Opperman on Nov, 2014
Summary: A discussion about what we can do to become people of generosity like our Father in heaven.
Scripture: Deuteronomy 15:1-15
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,556
bala samson avatar
Justice! Only Justice!
Shared by: bala samson on Jan, 2014
Summary: Situation at times may be critical and you may think there is no way out but opt for the ‘easy way’ but never ever give in to pressure! Stay true in the heat.
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 375
Jeff Strite avatar
Turning Off The Tap
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Jan, 2013
Summary: How can avoid being in debt? And is it all up to me, or is God involved in helping me accomplish that? And what is the significance of the debts all being forgiven at the Feast of Tabernacles?
Jeff Strite avatar
The Mark Of A Servant
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Aug, 2012
Summary: The servant in Deuteronomy 15 accepted a special mark in order to belong to the master he loved. Is that true for us as well? How can we be marked for Jesus? And how does that mark change who we are as servants of the most high God?
K. Edward Skidmore avatar
In God We Trust
Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on Jul, 2012
Summary: Sermon #3 in the series: Untold Stories of the Old Testament, Text: Deuteronomy 15 dealing with the Sabbath years and the Year of Jubilee when debts are forgiven and slaves are set free.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 15:1-18
Views: 1,683
Jason Jones avatar
Except There Be No Poor Among You
Shared by: Jason Jones on Feb, 2010
Summary: Exposition of Deut 15 regarding our duty to aid those less fortunate, related to our vision statement with the same subject matter
Series: Vision
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,952
Ed Vasicek avatar
Deuteronomy: Foundation for The Sermon on the Mount
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Nov, 2009
Summary: When we more deeply understand the phrases that guide our lifestyle, we can become godlier followers of Jesus Christ.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 15:7-11
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,215
Michael Russell avatar
The financial crisis and the bible
Shared by: Michael Russell on Jan, 2009
Summary: The application of some of the Old Testament law to the financial crisis - in particular, debt-related slavery and the prohibition on charging interest.
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Episcopal/Anglican
Views: 4,472
Mark Eberly avatar
This Is Not This
Shared by: Mark Eberly on Nov, 2008
Summary: This is the last area of 7 areas to give up to God’s control (7UP to God) to be a holistic follower of Jesus: fianacial or economic area.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 15:1-11
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 2,110
Ken Harris avatar
The POOR Lazaruses
Shared by: Ken Harris on May, 2005
Summary: To motivate the hearers to use their personal finances to care for the POOR Lazaruses (the sick, hungry, and less fortunate in this life) in order to ensure their HEAVENLY destiny hereafter.
based on 10 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,570
Donnie  Martin avatar
Shared by: Donnie Martin on Feb, 2003
Summary: Being a servant of Christ is not to be taken lightly, and with the understanding that it involves more than a casual commitment.
based on 62 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,267
W. Maynard Pittendreigh avatar
The Poor Will Always Be With You
Shared by: W. Maynard Pittendreigh on Jul, 2002
Summary: Jesus tells us we will always have the poor with us -- but what are we supposed to DO with the poor?
based on 136 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 16,515
Greg Nance avatar
Helping Needy People
Shared by: Greg Nance on Jun, 2002
Summary: A preacher’s wife dies leaving a debt she can’t pay. The creditor is on his way to collect her two sons as payment. What to do? God has ways.
based on 85 ratings
Views: 5,719
Alison Bucklin avatar
Time Out
Shared by: Alison Bucklin on Dec, 2000
Summary: On keeping the Sabbath, recognizing it as a gift from God, a temporary lifting of the curse of labor and economic utilitarianism.
based on 82 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 910