Psalm 15:5
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
Those who lend money without charging interest, and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent. Such people will stand firm forever.

English Standard Version
who does not put out his money at interest and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.

Berean Study Bible
who lends his money without interest and refuses a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.

New American Standard Bible
He does not put out his money at interest, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.

King James Bible
He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

Christian Standard Bible
who does not lend his silver at interest or take a bribe against the innocent--the one who does these things will never be shaken.

Contemporary English Version
They lend their money without charging interest, and they don't take bribes to hurt the innocent. Those who do these things will always stand firm.

Good News Translation
They make loans without charging interest and cannot be bribed to testify against the innocent. Whoever does these things will always be secure.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who does not lend his money at interest or take a bribe against the innocent-- the one who does these things will never be moved.

International Standard Version
who does not loan his money with interest, and who does not take a bribe against those who are innocent. The one who does these things will stand firm forever.

NET Bible
He does not charge interest when he lends his money. He does not take bribes to testify against the innocent. The one who lives like this will never be upended.

New Heart English Bible
He doesn't lend out his money for interest, nor take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be shaken.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He does not give his money for interest neither takes a bribe against the innocent; the one who does these things is just and is never moved.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The one who does not collect interest on a loan or take a bribe against an innocent person. Whoever does these things will never be shaken.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that putteth not out his money on interest, Nor taketh a bribe against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

New American Standard 1977
He does not put out his money at interest, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that does not put out his money to usury nor take a bribe against the innocent. He that does these things shall never be moved.

King James 2000 Bible
He that puts not out his money at interest, nor takes reward against the innocent. He that does these things shall never be moved.

American King James Version
He that puts not out his money to usury, nor takes reward against the innocent. He that does these things shall never be moved.

American Standard Version
He that putteth not out his money to interest, Nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He has not lent his money on usury, and has not received bribes against the innocent. He that does these things shall never be moved.

Douay-Rheims Bible
he that hath not put out his money to usury, nor taken bribes against the innocent: He that doth these things shall not be moved for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
[He that] putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these [things] shall never be moved.

English Revised Version
He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

World English Bible
he who doesn't lend out his money for usury, nor take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be shaken. A Poem by David.

Young's Literal Translation
His silver he hath not given in usury, And a bribe against the innocent Hath not taken; Whoso is doing these is not moved to the age!
Study Bible
Who May Dwell on Your Holy Hill?
4who despises the vile but honors those who fear the LORD, who does not revise a costly oath, 5who lends his money without interest and refuses a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.
Cross References
2 Peter 1:10
Therefore, brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you practice these things you will never stumble,

Exodus 22:25
If you lend money to one of my people among you who is poor, you must not act as a creditor to him; you are not to charge him any interest.

Exodus 23:8
Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous.

Leviticus 25:36
Do not take any interest or profit from him, but fear your God, that your countryman may live among you.

Deuteronomy 16:19
Do not deny justice or show partiality. Do not accept any bribes, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.

Deuteronomy 23:19
Do not charge your brother interest on money, food, or any other type of loan.

Deuteronomy 23:20
You may charge a foreigner interest, but not your brother, so that the LORD your God may bless you in everything to which you put your hand in the land you are entering to possess.

Deuteronomy 27:25
Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person.' And let all the people say, 'Amen!'

Psalm 26:10
in whose hands are wicked schemes, whose right hands are full of bribes.

Psalm 55:22
Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.

Psalm 112:6
Surely he will never be shaken. The righteous man will be remembered forever.

Proverbs 10:25
When the whirlwind passes, the wicked are no more, but the righteous are secure forever.

Ezekiel 18:8
He does not engage in usury or take excess interest, but he keeps his hand from iniquity and executes true justice between men.

Treasury of Scripture

He that puts not out his money to usury, nor takes reward against the innocent. He that does these things shall never be moved.

putteth

Exodus 22:25
If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.

Leviticus 25:35-37
And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee…

Deuteronomy 23:19,20
Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury: …

nor taketh

Exodus 23:7,8
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked…

Deuteronomy 16:19
Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

Isaiah 33:15
He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

He that doeth

Psalm 16:8
I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Psalm 55:22
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 106:3
Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.







Lexicon
who lends
נָתַ֣ן (nā·ṯan)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

his money
כַּסְפּ֤וֹ ׀ (kas·pōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3701: Silver, money

without
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

interest
בְּנֶשֶׁךְ֮ (bə·ne·šeḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5392: Interest on a, debt

and refuses
לָ֫קָ֥ח (lā·qāḥ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

a bribe
וְשֹׁ֥חַד (wə·šō·ḥaḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7810: A present, bribe

against
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the innocent.
נָקִ֗י (nā·qî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5355: Clean, free from, exempt

He who does
עֹֽשֵׂה־ (‘ō·śêh-)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

these things
אֵ֑לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

will never
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

be shaken.
יִמּ֣וֹט (yim·mō·wṭ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4131: To waver, to slip, shake, fall
(5) Usury was not forbidden in the legitimate commercial dealings with foreigners (Deuteronomy 23:20); and the laws against it seem to have had exclusive reference to dealings among Israelites themselves, and were evidently enacted more with a view to the protection of the poor than because the idea of usury in itself was considered wrong (Exodus 22:25; Lew 25:36). So here the context plainly seems to limit the sin of usury to unjust application of the principle, being connected with bribery. Against "biting" usury (the Hebrew word primarily means "bite") all governments find it necessary to legislate, as we see in the case of the money-lenders of our own time; but with the employment of capital put out on interest for legitimate purposes of trade, neither Hebrew feeling generally, as the whole career of the race shows, nor the higher minds among them, as we see by our Lord's parable of the talents, were averse. The best illustrations of invectives of prophets and psalmists against extortionate usurers are supplied by Shakespeare's play, The Merchant of Venice.

Verse 5. - He that putteth not out his money to usury. Usury, when one Israelite borrowed of another, was strictly forbidden by the Law (Exodus 22:25; Leviticus 25:36; Deuteronomy 23:19). When the borrower was a foreigner, it was lawful (Deuteronomy 15:3; Deuteronomy 33:20); and no discredit can attach to the practice, so long as the rate of interest charged is moderate (comp. Matthew 25:27). Here the writer contemplates only such usury as was forbidden by the Law. Nor taketh reward against the innocent; refuses, i.e., to take a bribe, either as judge or witness, when a charge is made against an innocent person. The contrary conduct was widely practised by the Israelites in later times (see Isaiah 1:23; Isaiah 5:23; Jeremiah 22:17; Ezekiel 22:12; Hoe. 4:18; Micah 3:11, etc.), and prevails generally in the East to the present day. He that doeth these things shall never be moved (comp. Psalm 16:8). He shall continue "steadfast, unmovable," having God "at his right hand," as his Protector and Sustainer.



15:1-5 The way to heaven, if we would be happy, we must be holy. We are encouraged to walk in that way. - Here is a very serious question concerning the character of a citizen of Zion. It is the happiness of glorified saints, that they dwell in the holy hill; they are at home there, they shall be for ever there. It concerns us to make it sure to ourselves that we have a place among them. A very plain and particular answer is here given. Those who desire to know their duty, will find the Scripture a very faithful director, and conscience a faithful monitor. A citizen of Zion is sincere in his religion. He is really what he professes to be, and endeavours to stand complete in all the will of God. He is just both to God and man; and, in speaking to both, speaks the truth in his heart. He scorns and abhors wrong and fraud; he cannot reckon that a good bargain, nor a saving one, which is made with a lie; and knows that he who wrongs his neighbour will prove, in the end, to have most injured himself. He is very careful to do hurt to no man. He speaks evil of no man, makes not others' faults the matter of his common talk; he makes the best of every body, and the worst of nobody. If an ill-natured story be told him, he will disprove it if he can; if not, it goes no further. He values men by their virtue and piety. Wicked people are vile people, worthless, and good for nothing; so the word signifies. He thinks the worse of no man's piety for his poverty and mean condition. He reckons that serious piety puts honour upon a man, more than wealth, or a great name. He honours such, desires their conversation and an interest in their prayers, is glad to show them respect, or do them a kindness. By this we may judge of ourselves in some measure. Even wise and good men may swear to their own hurt: but see how strong the obligation is, a man must rather suffer loss to himself and his family, than wrong his neighbour. He will not increase his estate by extortion, or by bribery. He will not, for any gain, or hope of it to himself, do any thing to hurt a righteous cause. Every true living member of the church, like the church itself, is built upon a Rock. He that doeth these things shall not be moved for ever. The grace of God shall always be sufficient for him. The union of these tempers and this conduct, can only spring from repentance for sin, faith in the Saviour, and love to him. In these respects let us examine and prove our own selves.
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