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.
King James Bible
Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but 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.
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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Take thou no usury of him - Usury, at present, signifies unlawful interest for money. Properly, it means the reward or compensation given for the use of a thing, but is principally spoken of money. For the definition of the original term, See the note on Exodus 22:25.
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'The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is Mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with Me.' --LEV. xxv. 23. The singular institution of the Jubilee year had more than one purpose. As a social and economical arrangement it tended to prevent the extremes of wealth and poverty. Every fiftieth year the land was to revert to its original owners, the lineal descendants of those who had 'come in with the conqueror,' Joshua. Debts were to be remitted, slaves emancipated, and so the mountains …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Boniface viii Ad 1294-1303.
"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.
You must not lend them money at interest or sell them food at a profit.
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.
I pondered them in my mind and then accused the nobles and officials. I told them, "You are charging your own people interest!" So I called together a large meeting to deal with them
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.
Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
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