Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession. 35 "'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. 36 Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God; that your brother may live among you.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 15:7-8

If a poor man, one of your brothers, is with you within any of your gates in your land which Yahweh your God gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother;

Psalm 37:26

All day long he deals graciously, and lends. His seed is blessed.

Psalm 41:1

Blessed is he who considers the poor. Yahweh will deliver him in the day of evil.

Psalm 112:5

It is well with the man who deals graciously and lends. He will maintain his cause in judgment.

Psalm 112:9

He has dispersed, he has given to the poor. His righteousness endures forever. His horn will be exalted with honor.

Proverbs 14:31

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, but he who is kind to the needy honors him.

Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back; and your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil.

Acts 11:29

As any of the disciples had plenty, each determined to send relief to the brothers who lived in Judea;

1 John 3:17

But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and closes his heart of compassion against him, how does the love of God remain in him?

Exodus 23:9

"You shall not oppress an alien, for you know the heart of an alien, since you were aliens in the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 19:34

The stranger who lives as a foreigner with you shall be to you as the native-born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you lived as foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am Yahweh your God.

Leviticus 25:25

"'If your brother becomes poor, and sells some of his possessions, then his kinsman who is next to him shall come, and redeem that which his brother has sold.

Deuteronomy 10:18-19

He does execute justice for the fatherless and widow, and loves the foreigner, in giving him food and clothing.

Deuteronomy 24:14-15

You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he be of your brothers, or of your foreigners who are in your land within your gates:

Proverbs 14:20-21

The poor person is shunned even by his own neighbor, but the rich person has many friends.

Proverbs 17:5

Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.

Proverbs 19:17

He who has pity on the poor lends to Yahweh; he will reward him.

Matthew 25:35

for I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you took me in.

Mark 14:7

For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want to, you can do them good; but you will not always have me.

John 12:8

For you always have the poor with you, but you don't always have me."

Romans 12:13

contributing to the needs of the saints; given to hospitality.

Romans 12:18

If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men.

Romans 12:20

Therefore "If your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing so, you will heap coals of fire on his head."

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might become rich.

2 Corinthians 9:1

It is indeed unnecessary for me to write to you concerning the service to the saints,

2 Corinthians 9:12-15

For this service of giving that you perform not only makes up for lack among the saints, but abounds also through many givings of thanks to God;

Galatians 2:10

They only asked us to remember the poor -- which very thing I was also zealous to do.

Hebrews 13:2

Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for in doing so, some have entertained angels without knowing it.

James 2:5-6

Listen, my beloved brothers. Didn't God choose those who are poor in this world to be rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom which he promised to those who love him?

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