DEUTERONOMY 15:9

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Deuteronomy 15:9 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Beware הִשָּׁ֣מֶר Properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e., guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc Beware
that פֶּן Properly, removal; used only (in the construction) adverb as conjunction, lest that
there be יִֽהְיֶ֣ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) there be
not a thought דָבָר֩ A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause not thought
in עִם Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) in
thy wicked בְלִיַּ֜עַל Without profit, worthlessness; by extension, destruction, wickedness wicked
heart, לְבָֽבְךָ֙ The heart (as the most interior organ) heart
saying, לֵאמֹ֗ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
The seventh הַשֶּׁבַע֮ Seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication, a week; by extension, an indefinite number seventh
year, שְׁנַֽת A year (as a revolution of time) year
the year שְׁנַ֣ת A year (as a revolution of time) year
of release, הַשְּׁמִטָּה֒ Remission (of debt) or suspension of labor) release
is at hand; קָֽרְבָ֣ה To approach (causatively, bring near) for whatever purpose hand
and thine eye עֵֽינְךָ֗ An eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape) thine eye
be evil וְרָעָ֣ה Properly, to spoil (literally, by breaking to pieces); figuratively, to make (or be) good for nothing, i.e., bad (physically, socially or morally) evil
against thy poor הָֽאֶבְי֔וֹן Destitute against poor
brother, בְּאָחִ֙יךָ֙ A brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance [like H0001]) brother
and thou givest תִתֵּ֖ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) givest
him nought; וְלֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles nought
and he cry וְקָרָ֤א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) cry
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the Lord יְהוָ֔ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
against עָלֶ֙יךָ֙ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications against
thee, and it be וְהָיָ֥ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) thee and it be
sin חֵֽטְא׃ A crime or its penalty sin
unto thee. חֵֽטְא׃ A crime or its penalty unto thee

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  • 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.

  • 11  For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.




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