Deuteronomy 23:19

“Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou shalt not lend vpon vsury to thy brother; vsury of money, vsury of victuals, vsury of any thing that is lent vpon vsury.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You shall not charge interest to your countrymen: interest on money, food, {or} anything that may be loaned at interest.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou shalt not lend upon interest to thy brother; interest of money, interest of victuals, interest of anything that is lent upon interest:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not take interest from an Israelite on anything, money or food or any other goods, which you let him have:
- Basic English Bible

Thou shalt take no interest of thy brother, interest of money, interest of victuals, interest of anything that can be lent upon interest:
- Darby Bible

Thou shalt not lend upon interest to thy brother; interest of money, interest of victuals, interest of any thing that is lent upon interest:
- Webster's Bible

You shall not lend on interest to your brother; interest of money, interest of food, interest of anything that is lent on interest:
- World English Bible

`Thou dost not lend in usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of food, usury of anything which is lent on usury.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(23:20) Thou shalt not lend upon interest to thy brother: interest of money, interest of victuals, interest of any thing that is lent upon interest.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 23:19


23:19 Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother - To an Israelite. They held their estates immediately from God, who while he distinguished them from all other people, might have ordered, had he pleased, that they should have all things in common. But instead of that, and in token of their joint interest in the good land he had given them, he only appointed them, as there was occasion, to lend to one another without interest. This among them would be little or no loss to the lender, because their land was so divided, their estates so settled, and there was so little a merchandise among them, that it was seldom or never they had occasion to borrow any great sums, but only for the subsistence of their family, or some uncommon emergence. But they might lend to a stranger upon usury, who was supposed to live by trade, and therefore got by what he borrowed: in which case 'tis just, the lender should share in the gain. This usury therefore is not oppressive: for they might not oppress a stranger.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 23:19

  • Thank you. For your explanation but could you explain it further. Is it considerably like. Interest? Thank you.

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