Keil and Delitzsch Commentary - Deuteronomy 15:9 - 15:9

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Keil and Delitzsch Commentary - Deuteronomy 15:9 - 15:9

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Thus they were also to beware “that there was not a word in the heart, worthlessness,” i.e., that a worthless thought did not arise in their hearts (בְּלִיַּעַל is the predicate of the sentence, as the more precise definition of the word that was in the heart); so that one should say, “The seventh year is at hand, the year of release,” sc., when I shall not be able to demand what I have lent, and “that thine eye be evil towards thy poor brother,” i.e., that thou cherishest ill-will towards him (cf. Deu 28:54, Deu 28:56), “and givest him not, and he appeals to Jehovah against thee, and it becomes sin to thee,” sc., which brings down upon thee the wrath of God.

Deu 15:10

Thou shalt give him, and thy heart shall not become evil, i.e., discontented thereat (cf. 2Co 9:7), for Jehovah will bless thee for it (cf. Pro 22:9; Pro 28:27; Psa 41:2; Mat 6:4).