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Bible Commentaries
Deuteronomy 15

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 1

seven years = when the seventh year has arrived. Compare Exodus 23:10 , Exodus 23:11 .Leviticus 25:3 , Leviticus 25:4 .

release. Compare Exodus 23:10 , Exodus 23:11 .Leviticus 25:6 , Leviticus 25:7 . In Ex. and Lev. rest for the land. In Deut, release for the debtor. The noun, shamat, only here and Deuteronomy 31:10 . The verb, only in Exodus 23:11 = to let lie down.

Verse 4

Save when. This rendering not in any ancient version. Authorized Version margin has "that there be no poor", &c. Revised Version = howbeit. Compare Deuteronomy 15:11 , shall never cease: i.e. or die from your neglect; which would be the case if these laws were not carried out.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

Verse 5

this day. See note on Deuteronomy 4:26 .

Verse 6

as = according as.

lend = lend in pledge.

reign = rule.

Verse 9

thought = word (= thought expressed).

wicked heart = heart of Belial.

sin = Hebrew. chat'a . See App-44 .

Verse 11

never cease. See note on Deuteronomy 15:4 .

Verse 12

brother. Supply the Ellipsis ( App-6 ) by adding "[or thy sister]".

Hebrew man. Compare Exodus 21:2 .Jeremiah 34:13 , Jeremiah 34:14 .

Verse 14

floor = threshing-floor.

Verse 16

if he say. Compare Exodus 21:5 , Exodus 21:6 .

Verse 17

aul. Only here, and Exodus 21:6 .

for ever. Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Whole), App-6 , whole time put for part of time.

Verse 18

double. Figure of speech Metonymy (of Subject), put for that which is more than one. App-6 .

Verse 19

All, &c. Compare Exodus 34:19 , Exodus 34:20 .

Verse 21

blemish. Compare Leviticus 22:20-22 .Malachi 1:8 .

Verse 23

thou. Some codices, with Targum of Onkelos, The Targum of Jonathan ben Uzziel Septuagint, and Syriac, read "ye".

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 15". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/deuteronomy-15.html. 1909-1922.
 
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