15:6 For the Lord your God will bless you just as he has promised; you will lend to many nations but will not borrow from any, and you will rule over many nations but they will not rule over you.
15:8 Instead, you must be sure to open your hand to him and generously lend 1 him whatever he needs. 2
1 tn The Hebrew text uses the infinitive absolute before both verbs. The translation indicates the emphasis with the words “be sure to” and “generously,” respectively.
2 tn Heb “whatever his need that he needs for himself.” This redundant expression has been simplified in the translation for stylistic reasons.
3 tn Heb “his pledge.” This refers to something offered as pledge of repayment, i.e., as security for the debt.