Beware that there be not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and your eye be evil against your poor brother, and you give him nothing; and he cries unto the LORD against you, and it be sin in you.
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George Leo Haydock
Eyes. Hebrew, "and thy eye be evil against "This expression denotes one who is a prey to the base passions of avarice, jealousy, envy, chap. xxviii. 54., and Matthew xx. 15. (Calmet)
A sin, or draw on punishment. (Menochius)
"If thou hast not fed, thou hast killed "thy neighbour in extreme want. (St. Ambrose, Off. ii. 7.) (Worthington)