Deuteronomy 15:11
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New International Version
There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.


New American Standard Bible
"For the poor will never cease to be in the land; therefore I command you, saying, 'You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land.'


King James Bible
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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
For there will never cease to be poor people in the land; that is why I am commanding you, 'You must willingly open your hand to your afflicted and poor brother in your land.'"


International Standard Version
Since poor people won't cease to exist in the land, therefore I'm commanding you: Be sure to be generous to your poor and needy relatives in your land."


American Standard Version
For the poor will never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt surely open thy hand unto thy brother, to thy needy, and to thy poor, in thy land.


Douay-Rheims Bible
There will not be wanting poor in the land of thy habitation: therefore I command thee to open thy hand to thy needy and poor brother, that liveth in the land.


Darby Bible Translation
For the needy shall never cease from within the land; therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thy hand bountifully unto thy brother, to thy poor and to thy needy, in thy land.


Young's Literal Translation
because the needy one doth not cease out of the land, therefore I am commanding thee, saying, Thou dost certainly open thy hand to thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy one, in thy land.
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Context
Generosity in Lending and Giving

7If there be among you a poor man of one of your brothers within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother: 8But you shall open your hand wide to him, and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wants. 9Beware that there be not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and your eye be evil against your poor brother, and you give him nothing; and he cry to the LORD against you, and it be sin to you. 10You shall surely give him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him: because that for this thing the LORD your God shall bless you in all your works, and in all that you put your hand to. 11For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command you, saying, You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor, and to your needy, in your land.
Cross References
Matthew 26:11
For you have the poor always with you; but me you have not always.


Mark 14:7
For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you will you may do them good: but me you have not always.


John 12:8
For the poor always you have with you; but me you have not always.


Deuteronomy 15:7
If there be among you a poor man of one of your brothers within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother:


Proverbs 31:20
She stretches out her hand to the poor; yes, she reaches forth her hands to the needy.


Ezekiel 18:7
And has not oppressed any, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, has spoiled none by violence, has given his bread to the hungry, and has covered the naked with a garment;


Treasury of Scripture

For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command you, saying, You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor, and to your needy, in your land.

the poor Although Moses, by the statutes relative to the division of the land, and inheritance, and the inalienable nature of it, had studied to prevent any Israelite from being born poor, yet he exhorts them to the exercise of the tenderest compassion and most benevolent actions, and not to refuse assistance to the decayed Israelite, though the sabbatical year drew nigh.

Proverbs 22:2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

Matthew 26:11 For you have the poor always with you; but me you have not always.

Mark 14:7 For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you will you may do them good: but me you have not always.

John 12:8 For the poor always you have with you; but me you have not always.

Thou shalt

Deuteronomy 15:8 But you shall open your hand wide to him, and shall surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wants.

Matthew 5:42 Give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow of you turn not you away.

Luke 12:33 Sell that you have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that fails not...

Acts 2:45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

Acts 4:32-35 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul...

Acts 11:28-30 And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world...

2 Corinthians 8:2-9 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality...

1 John 3:16-18 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers...

Strong's Concordance
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.
Topical Bible
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