New International Version
He does not lend to them at interest or take a profit from them. He withholds his hand from doing wrong and judges fairly between two parties.
King James Bible
He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man,
Darby Bible Translation
he hath not given forth upon usury, nor taken increase; he hath withdrawn his hand from unrighteousness, hath executed true judgment between man and man,
World English Bible
he who has not given forth on interest, neither has taken any increase, who has withdrawn his hand from iniquity, has executed true justice between man and man,
Young's Literal Translation
In usury he doth not give, and increase taketh not, From perversity he turneth back his hand, True judgment he doth between man and man.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hath not given forth upon usury - בנשך לא יתן beneshech lo yitten. נשך nasach signifies to bite; usury is properly so termed, because it bites into and devours the principal. Usury signifies, with us, exacting unlawful interest for money; and taking the advantage of a man's necessities to advance him cash on exorbitant profit. This bites the receiver in his property, and the lender in his salvation.
Neither hath taken any increase - In lending has not required more than was lent; and has not taken that product of the cash lent, which was more than the value for its use. This may be a part of the tenth article.
That hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity - Never associates with those who act contrary to justice and equity; his hand or influence being never found among evil workers.
Hath executed true judgment between man and man - Being neither swayed by prejudice, fear, nor favor.
These thirteen points concern his social and civil relations.
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"He is the Rock, his Work is Perfect, for all his Ways are Judgment, a God of Truth, and Without Iniquity, Just and Right is He.
"If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not treat it like a business deal; charge no interest.
Do not take interest or any profit from them, but fear your God, so that they may continue to live among you.
Do not charge a fellow Israelite interest, whether on money or food or anything else that may earn interest.
You may charge a foreigner interest, but not a fellow Israelite, so that the LORD your God may bless you in everything you put your hand to in the land you are entering to possess.
who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken.
And you will know that I am the LORD, for you have not followed my decrees or kept my laws but have conformed to the standards of the nations around you."
"This is what the LORD Almighty said: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.
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