Proverbs 28:8
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New Living Translation
Income from charging high interest rates will end up in the pocket of someone who is 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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Proverbs 28:8 Parallel Commentaries
"When Solomon was Old. "
"It came to pass when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other Gods." 1 KINGS xi. 4. Who could have predicted that this would come to pass? And yet it is often so, for it is still true that NO AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE WILL SAVE FROM BACKSLIDING THOSE WHO REFUSE TO LISTEN TO GOD. We learn from verse 10 that God had taken pains to save Solomon from idolatry, (see 1 Kings vi. 12, and xi. 6). But what good is it for even God to try to save a man who will have his own way? And
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread

Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
To Oger, Regular Canon [34] Bernard blames him for his resignation of his pastoral charge, although made from the love of a calm and pious life. None the less, he instructs him how, after becoming a private person, he ought to live in community. To Brother Oger, the Canon, Brother Bernard, monk but sinner, wishes that he may walk worthily of God even to the end, and embraces him with the fullest affection. 1. If I seem to have been too slow in replying to your letter, ascribe it to my not having
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

A Faithful Witness
[This chapter is based on the Epistles of John.] After the ascension of Christ, John stands forth as a faithful, earnest laborer for the Master. With the other disciples he enjoyed the outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, and with fresh zeal and power he continued to speak to the people the words of life, seeking to lead their thoughts to the Unseen. He was a powerful preacher, fervent, and deeply in earnest. In beautiful language and with a musical voice he told of the words and works
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Epistle xxv. To Gregoria.
To Gregoria. Gregory to Gregoria, Lady of the Bed-chamber (cubiculariæ) to Augusta. I have received the longed for letters of your Sweetness, in which you have been at pains all through to accuse yourself of a multitude of sins: but I know that you fervently love the Almighty Lord, and I trust in His mercy that the sentence which was pronounced with regard to a certain holy woman proceeds from the mouth of the Truth with regard to you: Her sins, which are many, are forgiven her, for she loved
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Cross References
Exodus 22:25
"If you lend money to any of my people who are in need, do not charge interest as a money lender would.

Leviticus 25:36
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.

Job 27:17
But the righteous will wear that clothing, and the innocent will divide that money.

Psalm 72:13
He feels pity for the weak and the needy, and he will rescue them.

Proverbs 13:22
Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner's wealth passes to the godly.

Proverbs 14:21
It is a sin to belittle one's neighbor; blessed are those who help the poor.

Proverbs 14:31
Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors him.

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