28 At the end of every three years you shall bring forth all the tithe of your produce for that year and lay it within your gates;
29 And the Levite shall come – for he has no portion nor inheritance with you – as well as the sojourner and the orphan and the widow who are within your gates; and they shall eat and be satisfied, so that Jehovah your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
1 At the end of every seven years you shall issue a release.
2 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor shall release from his hand that which he has lent to his neighbor; he shall not exact it from his neighbor or his brother, for Jehovah’s release has been proclaimed.
3 From the foreigner you may exact the debt; but whatever of yours your brother has, your hand shall release.
4 However, there shall not be any needy among you (for Jehovah will surely bless you in the land which Jehovah your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess),
5 But only if you carefully listen to the voice of Jehovah your God and are certain to do all this commandment which I am commanding you today.
6 For Jehovah your God will bless you as He has promised you. And you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow; and you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you.
7 If among you there is a needy one amidst your brothers within any of your gates in your land, which Jehovah your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart and you shall not close up your hand from your needy brother;
8 But you must open your hand to him, and you must lend enough for his need in whatever he lacks.
9 Be careful that there is not within your heart a base thought like this: The seventh year, the year of release, is near; and your eye be evil against your needy brother and you do not give him anything, and he cry against you to Jehovah, and it become sin to you.
10 You must give to him, and your heart shall not be displeased when you give to him; for on account of this matter Jehovah your God will bless you in all your work and in all your undertakings.
11 For the needy will not cease being in the land; therefore I am commanding you, saying, You must open your hand to your brother, to the poor one with you and to the needy one with you in your land.