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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
¶ 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
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.
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