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Deuteronomy 15:1

    Deuteronomy 15:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    At the end of every seven years you shall make a release.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    At the end of every seven years there is to be a general forgiveness of debt.

    Webster's Revision

    At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.

    World English Bible

    At the end of every seven years you shall make a release.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 15:1

    At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release - For an explanation of many things in this chapter, see the notes on Exodus 21 (note), Exodus 23 (note), and Leviticus 25 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 15:1

    The year of release is no doubt identical with the sabbatical year of the earlier legislation (Exodus 23:10 ff, and Leviticus 25:2 ff), the command of the older legislation being here amplified. The release was probably for the year, not total and final, and had reference only to loans lent because of poverty (compare Deuteronomy 15:4, Deuteronomy 15:7). Yet even so the law was found to be too stringent for the avarice of the people, because it was one of those which the rabbis "made of none effect by their traditions."

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 15:1

    15:1 At the end - That is, in the last year of the seven, as is, most evident from De 15:9. And this year of release, as it is, called below, De 15:9, is the same with the sabbatical year, Ex 23:11.