DEUTERONOMY 15:8

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.”

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Deuteronomy 15:8 Translation & Meaning

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But כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed But
thou shalt open פָתֹ֧חַ To open wide (literally or figuratively); specifically, to loosen, begin, plough, carve open
thine hand יָֽדְךָ֖ A hand (the open one [indicating power, means, direction, etc.], in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote [as follows] thine hand
wide תִּפְתַּ֛ח To open wide (literally or figuratively); specifically, to loosen, begin, plough, carve wide
unto him, and shalt surely וְהַֽעֲבֵט֙ To pawn; causatively, to lend (on security); figuratively, to entangle surely
lend תַּֽעֲבִיטֶ֔נּוּ To pawn; causatively, to lend (on security); figuratively, to entangle lend
him sufficient דֵּ֚י Enough (as noun or adverb), used chiefly with preposition in phrases sufficient
for his need, מַחְסֹר֔וֹ Deficiency; hence, impoverishment need
in that (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
which אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
he wanteth. יֶחְסַ֖ר To lack; by implication, to fail, want, lessen wanteth

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  • 6  For the Lord thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee.

  • 7  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:

  • 8  But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.

  • 9  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.

  • 10  Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.




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