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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If thou lend money to any of my people that is poore by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an vsurer, neither shalt thou lay vpon him vsurie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If thou lend money to any of my people with thee that is poor, thou shalt not be to him as a creditor; neither shall ye lay upon him interest.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If you let any of the poor among my people have the use of your money, do not be a hard creditor to him, and do not take interest.
- Basic English Bible

-- if thou lend money to my people, the poor with thee, thou shalt not be to him as a usurer: ye shall charge him no interest.
- Darby Bible

If thou shalt lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as a usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.
- Webster's Bible

If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be to him as a creditor; neither shall you charge him interest.
- World English Bible

`If thou dost lend My poor people with thee money, thou art not to him as a usurer; thou dost not lay on him usury;
- Youngs Literal Bible

(22:24) If thou lend money to any of My people, even to the poor with thee, thou shalt not be to him as a creditor; neither shall ye lay upon him interest.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 22:25


22:25 If thou lend - They must not receive use for money from any that borrowed for necessity. And such provision the law made for the preserving estates to their families by the year of Jubilee, that a people who had little concern in trade could not be supposed to borrow money but for necessity; therefore it was generally forbidden among themselves; but to a stranger they were allowed to lend upon usury. This law therefore in the strictness of it seems to have been peculiar to the Jewish state; but in the equity of it, it obligeth us to shew mercy to those we have advantage against, and to be content to share with those we lend to in loss as well as profit, if Providence cross them: and upon this condition it seems as lawful to receive interest for my money, which another takes pains with, and improves, as it is to receive rent for my land, which another takes pains with, and improves, for his own use. They must not take a poor man's bed - clothes in pawn; but if they did, must restore them by bed - time.


Discussion for Exodus 22

  • "My people perish for lack of knowledge". Get wisdom...children!
  • Newremix for verse 18
    Sometimes this is required for the peskiest of witches, even through prayer fasting God WIlls us to take a stand against evil, with us at his side as we do it. David didn 't pray away goliath, samson didnt have a tea party with the heathens obstructing him and his life due to his own families deception. Jesus also said, "I came to sow discord you " . Anyone who says otherwise hasn 't dealt with true heavy witchcraft, which can, and does, kill people daily. Jesus was the martyr lamb of God so that we may LIVE, just make sure to ask God for guidance first on the matter, and only as an ABSOLUTE LAST RESORT OF THE KINGDOMS OF EVIL IMPENDING ON YOUR VERY LIFE PRAYER WILL HANDLE THE REST. Even the bible says if a thief get struck a fatal blow, no blood shall be on his hands....praise jesus
  • Dewey J
    Snow, the law is very hard for us who are sinners but it is perfect because it is the essence of almighty God, Gat. 3:24 says, "Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. Rom. 3:20 says, "therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin ". John 1:17 says, "For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ ". Thank God for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. God bless us all and in the understanding of his Word. Glory be to Jehovah in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen!
  • Bishop 1 for verse 18
    After 40 days and 40 nights of intensified sweat filled fasting, the understanding of this text was opened to my visions. God gave the commandment to his people and thought how to go about the killing -with prayer of goodwill and kind gesture towards them....thereby we are heaping coals of fire on their heads and that will kill them fast
  • Ediawe Kelvyn for verse 18
    It is a pity so called Christians do what Christ would not do.
  • I 've read every comment on this page, most of them have brought tears to my eyes and a stabbing pain in my heart.These are the words written from long ago, a book of faith that is believed by many, yet I hadn 't realized how many feel so strongly about a phrase such as this in such a modern age.

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