New International Version
Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
King James Bible
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
Darby Bible Translation
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance gathereth it for him that is gracious to the poor.
World English Bible
He who increases his wealth by excessive interest gathers it for one who has pity on the poor.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is multiplying his wealth by biting and usury, For one favouring the poor doth gather it.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that by usury - increaseth his substance - By taking unlawful interest for his money; lending to a man in great distress, money, for the use of which he requires an exorbitant sum. O that the names of all those unfeeling, hard-hearted, consummate villains in the nation, who thus take advantage of their neighbour's necessities to enrich themselves, were published at every market cross; and then the delinquents all sent to their brother savages in New Zealand. It would be a happy riddance to the country.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
unjust gain or by increase
LibraryTwo Coverings and Two Consequences
A Sermon (No. 3500) by C. H. Spurgeon, April 4th, 1875, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. Published February 24th, 1916. "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper."--Proverbs 28:13. "Thou Hast covered all their sins."--Psalm 85:2. In these two texts we have man's covering, which is worthless and culpable, and God's covering, which is profitable and worthy of all acceptation. No sooner had man disobeyed his Maker's will in the garden of Eden than he discovered to his surprise and dismay …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
He Does Battle for the Faith; He Restores Peace among those who were at Variance; He Takes in Hand to Build a Stone Church.
"And There is None that Calleth Upon Thy Name, that Stirreth up Himself to Take Hold on Thee,"
God's Law Immutable
"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.
what he lays up the righteous will wear, and the innocent will divide his silver.
He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.
A good person leaves an inheritance for their children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.
It is a sin to despise one's neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.
Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
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