Notes on Book of Deuteronomy (Author Bishop Richard Challoner (ed.))

15:4 There shall be no poor, etc: It is not to be understood as a promise, that there should be no poor in Israel, as appears from ver. 11, where we learn that God's people would never be at a loss to find objects for their charity: but it is an ordinance that all should do their best endeavours to prevent any of their brethren from suffering the hardships of poverty and want.

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