The seventh year a year of release for the poor.
Deuteronomy 15:1 At the ende of seuen yere thou shalt make a fre yere. Deuteronomy 15:2 And this is the maner off the fre yere, whosoever lendeth ought with his hande vnto his neyghboure, maye not axe agayne that which he hath lent, of his neyghboure or of his brother: because it is called the lordes fre yere, Deuteronomy 15:3 yet of a straunger thou maist call it home agayne. But that which thou hast with thy brother thyne hande shall remytt, Deuteronomy 15:4 and that in any wyse, that there be no begger amonge you. For the Lorde shall blesse the lande whiche the Lorde thy God geueth the, an heritaunce to possesse it: Deuteronomy 15:5 so that thou herken vnto the voyce of the Lorde thy God, to obserue ad doo all these commaundmentes which I commaunde you this daye: Deuteronomy 15:6 ye and then the Lorde thy God shall blesse the as he hath promysed the, and thou shalt lende vnto many nacyons, and shalt borowe of no man, and shalt raygne ouer many nacyons, but none shal reygne ouer the.
It must be no let of lending or giving.
Deuteronomy 15:7 When one of thi brethern amonge you is waxed poore in any of thi cities within thi lode which the Lorde thi God geueth the, se that thou harden not thine hert nor shetto thyne hande from thi poore brother: Deuteronomy 15:8 But open thyne hande vnto him and lende him sufficient for his nede which he hath. Deuteronomy 15:9 And beware that there be not a poynte of Belial in thine hert, that thou woldest saye. The seuenth yere, the yere of fredome is at honde, and therfore it greue the to loke on thy poore brother and geuest him nought and he then crye vnto the Lorde agenst the and it be synne vnto the: Deuteronomy 15:10 But geue him, and let it not greue thine hert to geue. Because that for that thinge, the Lorde thy God shall blesse the in all thi workes and in all that thou puttest thine hande to. Deuteronomy 15:11 For the londe shall neuer be without poore. Wherfore I comaunde the sayenge: open thine hande vnto thi brother that is neady ad poore in thy lande.
An Hebrew servant,
Deuteronomy 15:12 Yf thi brother an Hebrue sell him self to the or an Hebruas, he shall serue the syxe yere and the seuenth yere thou shalt lett him go fre from the. Deuteronomy 15:13 And when thou sendest hym out fre from the, thou shalt not let him goo awaye emptye: Deuteronomy 15:14 but shalt geue him of thy shepe and of thi corne and of thy wyne, and geue him off that where with the Lorde thi God hath blessed the. Deuteronomy 15:15 And remembre that thou wast a seruaunte in the londe of Egipte, and the Lorde thi God delyuered the thence: wherfore I commaunde the this thinge to daye.
except he will not depart, must in the seventh year go forth free and well furnished.
Deuteronomy 15:16 But and yf he saye vnto the, I will not goo awaye from the, because he loueth the and thine housse and is well at ease with the. Deuteronomy 15:17 Then take a naule and nayle his eare too the doore there with ad let him be thi seruaunte foreuer and vnto thi mayde seruaunte thou shalt doo likewise. Deuteronomy 15:18 And let it not greue thine eyes to lett him goo out from the, for he hath bene worthe a double hired seruaunte to the in his seruyce .vi. yeres. And the Lorde thi God shall blesse the in all that thou doest.
All firstling males of the cattle are to be sanctified unto the LORD.
Deuteronomy 15:19 All the firstborne that come of thine oxen and of thi shepe that are males, thou shalt halowe vnto the Lorde thi God. Thou shalt do no seruyce with the firstborne of thi shepe: Deuteronomy 15:20 but shalt eate the before the Lord thi God yere by yere in the place which the Lorde hath chosen both thou and thine houssholde. Deuteronomy 15:21 Yf there be any deformyte there in, whether it be lame or blinde or what soeuer euell fauerednesse it hath, thou shalt not offer it vnto the Lorde thi God: Deuteronomy 15:22 But shalt eate it in thyne awne citie, the vncleane and the cleane indifferently, as the roo and the hert. Deuteronomy 15:23 Only eate not the bloude there of, but poure it vppon the grounde as water.