He 1 commanded them: “At the end of seven years, at the appointed time of the cancellation of debts, 2 at the Feast of Temporary Shelters, 3
Then Moses commanded them: "At the end of every seven years, in the year for cancelling debts, during the Feast of Tabernacles,
Then Moses commanded them, saying, "At the end of every seven years, at the time of the year of remission of debts, at the Feast of Booths,
Then Moses gave them this command: "At the end of every seventh year, the Year of Release, during the Festival of Shelters,
And he gave these orders: "At the end of every seven years, the Year-All-Debts-Are-Canceled, during the pilgrim Festival of Booths
And Moses said to them, At the end of every seven years, at the time fixed for the ending of debts, at the feast of tents,
Moses commanded them: "Every seventh year, in the scheduled year of remission, during the festival of booths,
And Moses commanded them, saying: "At the end of every seven years, at the appointed time in the year of release, at the Feast of Tabernacles,
At the end
of [every] seven
in the solemnity
of the year
in the feast
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them: “At the end
, at the appointed
of the cancellation
, at the Feast
of Temporary Shelters,
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1 tn Heb “Moses.” The pronoun has been used in the translation for stylistic reasons.
2 tn The Hebrew term שְׁמִטָּה (shÿmittah), a derivative of the verb שָׁמַט (shamat, “to release; to relinquish”), refers to the procedure whereby debts of all fellow Israelites were to be canceled. Since the Feast of Tabernacles celebrated God’s own deliverance of and provision for his people, this was an appropriate time for Israelites to release one another. See note on this word at Deut 15:1.
3 tn The Hebrew phrase הַסֻּכּוֹת[חַג] ([khag] hassukot, “[festival of] huts” [or “shelters”]) is traditionally known as the Feast of Tabernacles. See note on the name of the festival in Deut 16:13.
sn For the regulations on this annual festival see Deut 16:13-15.