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And… more rules. The Israelites should forgive all debts every seven years. Yowza—imagine if that were the case today.
In the political arena, be a lender, not a borrower. When the seventh year is approaching and it's time to forgive these debts, don't hate on those who borrow from you. Just give to the needy and don't be tightfisted.
Set slaves free in the seventh year and provide them with flocks, grain, and wine. That's right: the Israelites had slaves.
If the slave loves you and wishes to remain with you, put a spike through their ear; but don't begrudge a slave who wishes to leave.
A few more notes on what to do and not to do with firstborn animals and humans—and the chapter ends.
Don't get too excited—more rules are on their way.