Leviticus 25:36
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New International Version
Do not take interest or any profit from them, but fear your God, so that they may continue to live among you.

New Living Translation
Do not charge interest or make a profit at his expense. Instead, show your fear of God by letting him live with you as your relative.

English Standard Version
Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God, that your brother may live beside you.

New American Standard Bible
'Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you.

King James Bible
Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not profit or take interest from him, but fear your God and let your brother live among you.

International Standard Version
You are not to take interest or profit from him. Instead, you are to fear your God and let your relative live with you.

NET Bible
Do not take interest or profit from him, but you must fear your God and your brother must live with you.

New Heart English Bible
Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God; that your brother may live among you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't collect interest or make any profit from him. Fear your God by respecting other Israelites' lives.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Take thou no interest of him or increase; but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.

New American Standard 1977
‘Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Take thou no usury of him, or increase; but thou shalt have the fear of thy God, and thy brother shall live with thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Take you no interest from him, or profit: but fear your God; that your brother may live with you.

American King James Version
Take you no usury of him, or increase: but fear your God; that your brother may live with you.

American Standard Version
Take thou no interest of him or increase, but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take not usury of him nor more than thou gavest: fear thy God, that thy brother may live with thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt take no usury nor increase of him; and thou shalt fear thy God; that thy brother may live beside thee.

English Revised Version
Take thou no usury of him or increase; but fear thy God: that thy brother may live with thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Take thou no interest of him, or increase; but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.

World English Bible
Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God; that your brother may live among you.

Young's Literal Translation
thou takest no usury from him, or increase; and thou hast been afraid of thy God; and thy brother hath lived with thee;
Study Bible
Redemption of the Poor
35'Now in case a countryman of yours becomes poor and his means with regard to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you. 36Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you. 37'You shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food for gain.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:25
"If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest.

Leviticus 25:37
'You shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food for gain.

Deuteronomy 23:19
"You shall not charge interest to your countrymen: interest on money, food, or anything that may be loaned at interest.

Deuteronomy 23:20
"You may charge interest to a foreigner, but to your countrymen you shall not charge interest, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land which you are about to enter to possess.

Nehemiah 5:7
I consulted with myself and contended with the nobles and the rulers and said to them, "You are exacting usury, each from his brother!" Therefore, I held a great assembly against them.

Psalm 15:5
He does not put out his money at interest, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.

Proverbs 28:8
He who increases his wealth by interest and usury Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.

Isaiah 24:2
And the people will be like the priest, the servant like his master, the maid like her mistress, the buyer like the seller, the lender like the borrower, the creditor like the debtor.

Jeremiah 15:10
Woe to me, my mother, that you have borne me As a man of strife and a man of contention to all the land! I have not lent, nor have men lent money to me, Yet everyone curses me.

Ezekiel 18:8
if he does not lend money on interest or take increase, if he keeps his hand from iniquity and executes true justice between man and man,
Treasury of Scripture

Take you no usury of him, or increase: but fear your God; that your brother may live with you.

usury

Exodus 22:25 If you lend money to any of my people that is poor by you, you shall …

Deuteronomy 23:19,20 You shall not lend on usury to your brother; usury of money, usury …

Nehemiah 5:7-10 Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, …

Psalm 15:5 He that puts not out his money to usury, nor takes reward against …

Proverbs 28:8 He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall …

Ezekiel 18:8,13,17 He that has not given forth on usury, neither has taken any increase, …

Ezekiel 22:12 In you have they taken gifts to shed blood; you have taken usury and increase…

fear

Leviticus 25:17 You shall not therefore oppress one another; but you shall fear your …

Nehemiah 5:9,15 Also I said, It is not good that you do…

(36) Take thou no usury of him, or increase.--The first thing to be done to the impoverished Israelite is to supply him with the means to recover himself without any interest. The authorities during the second Temple defined the words which are translated "usury" (nesheck) and "increase" (tarbith, or marbith) as follows: If a person lends to another a shekel worth four denarii, and gets in return five denarii, or if he lends him two sacks of wheat, and receives back three, this is usury. If one buys wheat for delivery at the market price of 25 denarii a measure, and when it rises to 30 denarii he says to the vendor, "Deliver me the wheat, for I want to sell it and buy wine," and the vendor replies," I will take the wheat at 30 denarii and give thee wine for it," though he has no wine, this is increase. The "increase" lies in the fact that the vendor has no wine at the time, and that he may possibly lose again by the rise in wine. Accordingly the former is a charge upon money, whilst the latter is on products.

Take thou no usury of him, or increase,.... Not only give him somewhat for his present relief, but lend him money to put him in a way of business, to get his living for the future, without requiring any interest for it; See Gill on Exodus 22:25,

but fear thy God; who has given this command, and expects to be obeyed; and who is good, and does good, and should be feared for his goodness' sake; and is omniscient, and knows what is secretly exacted, and will not suffer any exorbitance of this kind to pass unpunished:

that thy brother may live with thee; which it would be still more difficult for him to do, should usury and increase be taken of him. 25:35-38 Poverty and decay are great grievances, and very common; the poor ye have always with you. Thou shalt relieve him; by sympathy, pitying the poor; by service, doing for them; and by supply, giving to them according to their necessity, and thine ability. Poor debtors must not be oppressed. Observe the arguments here used against extortion: Fear thy God. Relieve the poor, that they may live with thee; for they may be serviceable to thee. The rich can as ill spare the poor, as the poor can the rich. It becomes those that have received mercy to show mercy.
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