Leviticus 25:37
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New International Version
You must not lend them money at interest or sell them food at a profit.

New Living Translation
Remember, do not charge interest on money you lend him or make a profit on food you sell him.

English Standard Version
You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit.

New American Standard Bible
'You shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food for gain.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are not to lend him your silver with interest or sell him your food for profit.

International Standard Version
You are not to loan him money with interest or sell him your food at a profit.

NET Bible
You must not lend him your money at interest and you must not sell him food for profit.

New Heart English Bible
You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never collect any kind of interest on your money or on the food you give them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt not give him thy money upon interest, nor give him thy victuals for increase.

New American Standard 1977
‘You shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food for gain.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy food for increase.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor lend him your food for profit.

American King James Version
You shall not give him your money on usury, nor lend him your victuals for increase.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not give him thy money upon interest, nor give him thy victuals for increase.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor exact of him any increase of fruits.

Darby Bible Translation
Thy money shalt thou not give him upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor give him thy victuals for increase.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt not give him thy money upon interest, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.

World English Bible
You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit.

Young's Literal Translation
thy money thou givest not to him in usury, and for increase thou givest not thy food;
Study Bible
Redemption of the Poor
36'Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you. 37You shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food for gain. 38I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.…
Cross References
Leviticus 25:36
'Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you.

Leviticus 25:38
I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.

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.
Treasury of Scripture

You shall not give him your money on usury, nor lend him your victuals for increase.

(37) Thou shalt not give him.--This is simply an emphatic repetition of the declaration in the foregoing verse, and favours the ancient distinction between the two terms.

Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury,.... Lend him money, expecting and insisting upon a large interest for it; this is to be understood of persons in poor and necessitous circumstances, of which the text only speaks; otherwise, if persons borrow money to gain by it, to carry on a greater trade, or to make purchase with it, it is but reasonable that the lender should have a share of profit arising from thence:

nor lend him thy victuals for increase; by which it should seem that those two words, used in Leviticus 25:36, though in the main they signify the same thing, yet may be distinguished, the one as concerning money, the other food; and which latter is not to be given by way of loan to a person in want of it, but freely; as for instance, if a man gives a poor man a bushel of wheat, on condition he gives him two for it hereafter, this is lending or giving his victuals for increase. 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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