John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary

Verse 44 (Deuteronomy 28:44)

He shall lend to thee, and thou shall not lend to him ,.... The stranger, or one of another nation, shall be in a capacity of lending to the Jew, when the Jew would not be able to lend to the Gentile, his circumstances being so low and mean; to show which is the design of the expression, and not the kindness or unkindness of either; see Deuteronomy 28:12 ,

he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail ; he shall be ruler and governor, and thou shalt be subject to him; see Deuteronomy 28:13 .

- John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary