Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

“If your brother becomes destitute and cannot sustain himself among you, you are to support him as a foreigner or temporary resident, so that he can continue to live among you.

New American Standard Bible

'Now in case a countryman of yours becomes poor and his means with regard to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you.

King James Version

And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee.

International Standard Version

"If your relative becomes so poor that he is indebted to you, then you are to support him. You are to let him live with you just like the resident alien and the traveler.

A Conservative Version

And if thy brother becomes poor, and his hand fails with thee, then thou shall uphold him; he shall live with thee [as] a stranger and a sojourner.

American Standard Version

And if thy brother be waxed poor, and his hand fail with thee; then thou shalt uphold him: as a stranger and a sojourner shall he live with thee.

Amplified

And if your [Israelite] brother has become poor and his hand wavers [from poverty, sickness, or age and he is unable to support himself], then you shall uphold (strengthen, relieve) him, [treating him with the courtesy and consideration that you would] a stranger or a temporary resident with you [without property], so that he may live [along] with you.

Bible in Basic English

And if your brother becomes poor and is not able to make a living, then you are to keep him with you, helping him as you would a man from another country who is living among you.

Darby Translation

And if thy brother grow poor, and he be fallen into decay beside thee, then thou shalt relieve him, be he stranger or sojourner, that he may live beside thee.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And if thy brother becomes poor and comes unto thee, then thou shalt receive him; as a stranger, or a sojourner, he shall live with thee.

Julia Smith Translation

And when thy brother shall be poor, and his hand wavering with thee, hold fast to him; a stranger and sojourner to live with thee.

King James 2000

And if your brother becomes poor, and falls into poverty among you; then you shall help him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with you.

Lexham Expanded Bible

" 'And if your countryman becomes poor and {if he becomes dependent on you}, then you shall support him [like] an alien and [like] a temporary resident, and he shall live with you.

Modern King James verseion

And if your brother has become poor, and his hand has failed with you, then you shall help him; yes, even if he is a stranger or a tenant, so that he may live with you.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"'If thy brother be waxed poor and fallen in decay with thee, receive him as a stranger or a sojourner, and let him live by thee.

NET Bible

"'If your brother becomes impoverished and is indebted to you, you must support him; he must live with you like a foreign resident.

New Heart English Bible

"'If your brother has become poor, and his hand can't support him among you; then you shall uphold him. As a stranger and a sojourner he shall live with you.

The Emphasized Bible

And, when thy brother waxeth poor, and his hand becometh feeble with thee, then shalt thou strengthen him, as a sojourner and a settler, so shall he live with thee.

Webster

And if thy brother shall have become poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he may be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee.

World English Bible

"'If your brother has become poor, and his hand can't support him among you; then you shall uphold him. He shall live with you like an alien and a temporary resident.

Youngs Literal Translation

'And when thy brother is become poor, and his hand hath failed with thee, then thou hast kept hold on him, sojourner and settler, and he hath lived with thee;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
be waxen poor
מוּך 
Muwk 
Usage: 5

with thee
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

him yea, though he be a stranger
גּיר גּר 
Ger 
Usage: 92

or a sojourner
תּשׁב תּושׁב 
Towshab 
Usage: 14

חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

References

Context Readings

Kindness For Poor Brothers

34 The open pastureland around their cities may not be sold, for it is their permanent possession. 35 “If your brother becomes destitute and cannot sustain himself among you, you are to support him as a foreigner or temporary resident, so that he can continue to live among you. 36 Do not profit or take interest from him, but fear your God and let your brother live among you.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 15:7-8

“If there is a poor person among you, one of your brothers within any of your gates in the land the Lord your God is giving you, you must not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.

Psalm 37:26

He is always generous, always lending,
and his children are a blessing.

Psalm 41:1

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.Happy is one who cares for the poor;
the Lord will save him in a day of adversity.

Psalm 112:5

Good will come to a man who lends generously
and conducts his business fairly.

Psalm 112:9

He distributes freely to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever.
His horn will be exalted in honor.

Proverbs 14:31

The one who oppresses the poor person insults his Maker,
but one who is kind to the needy honors Him.

Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, do what is good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is gracious to the ungrateful and evil.

Acts 11:29

So each of the disciples, according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brothers who lived in Judea.

1 John 3:17

If anyone has this world’s goods and sees his brother in need but closes his eyes to his need—how can God’s love reside in him?

Exodus 23:9

You must not oppress a foreign resident; you yourselves know how it feels to be a foreigner because you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 19:34

You must regard the foreigner who lives with you as the native-born among you. You are to love him as yourself, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt; I am Yahweh your God.

Leviticus 25:25

If your brother becomes destitute and sells part of his property, his nearest relative may come and redeem what his brother has sold.

Deuteronomy 10:18-19

He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner, giving him food and clothing.

Deuteronomy 24:14-15

“Do not oppress a hired hand who is poor and needy, whether one of your brothers or one of the foreigners residing within a town in your land.

Proverbs 14:20-21

A poor man is hated even by his neighbor,
but there are many who love the rich.

Proverbs 17:5

The one who mocks the poor insults his Maker,
and one who rejoices over calamity
will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 19:17

Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord,
and He will give a reward to the lender.

Matthew 25:35

For I was hungry
and you gave Me something to eat;
I was thirsty
and you gave Me something to drink;
I was a stranger and you took Me in;

Mark 14:7

You always have the poor with you, and you can do what is good for them whenever you want, but you do not always have Me.

John 12:8

For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me.”

Romans 12:13

Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality.

Romans 12:18

If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone.

Romans 12:20

ButIf your enemy is hungry, feed him.
If he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
For in so doing
you will be heaping fiery coals on his head.

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ: Though He was rich, for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich.

2 Corinthians 9:1

Now concerning the ministry to the saints, it is unnecessary for me to write to you.

2 Corinthians 9:12-15

For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing in many acts of thanksgiving to God.

Galatians 2:10

They asked only that we would remember the poor, which I made every effort to do.

Hebrews 13:2

Don’t neglect to show hospitality, for by doing this some have welcomed angels as guests without knowing it.

James 2:5-6

Listen, my dear brothers: Didn’t God choose the poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that He has promised to those who love Him?

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