Bible: Deuteronomy 15:7-9

The Spirit of Liberality

15:7 If a fellow Israelite 1  from one of your villages 2  in the land that the Lord your God is giving you should be poor, you must not harden your heart or be insensitive 3  to his impoverished condition. 4  15:8 Instead, you must be sure to open your hand to him and generously lend 5  him whatever he needs. 6  15:9 Be careful lest you entertain the wicked thought that the seventh year, the year of cancellation of debts, has almost arrived, and your attitude 7  be wrong toward your impoverished fellow Israelite 8  and you do not lend 9  him anything; he will cry out to the Lord against you and you will be regarded as having sinned. 10 

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