At the end of every seven years you must declare a cancellation 1 of debts.
At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts.
"At the end of every seven years you shall grant a remission of debts.
"At the end of every seventh year you must cancel your debts.
At the end of every seventh year, cancel all debts.
At the end of every seven years there is to be a general forgiveness of debt.
Every seventh year you shall grant a remission of debts.
"At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release of debts .
At the end
of [every] seven
thou shalt make
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At the end
of every seven
you must declare
a cancellation of debts.
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1 tn The Hebrew term שְׁמִטָּת (shÿmittat), a derivative of the verb שָׁמַט (shamat, “to release; to relinquish”), refers to the cancellation of the debt and even pledges for the debt of a borrower by his creditor. This could be a full and final remission or, more likely, one for the seventh year only. See R. Wakely, NIDOTTE 4:155-60. Here the words “of debts” are not in the Hebrew text, but are implied. Cf. NAB “a relaxation of debts”; NASB, NRSV “a remission of debts.”