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

  • Jonathan
    I do not know why people believe certain section of the bible is not meant for them or this dispensation. To any believer, the complete bible starts from Genesis and ends in Revelation. If what some people are saying is anything to go by, Christians are no more supposed to be reading old testament. Tithes paying, Psalms etc are in old testament, why do we still practise them?
  • BSP
    Verse 20:The Israelites were to be completely devoted to Jehovah God. They were not to worship any other gods or they would suffer death.
  • A disciple
    "Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people." It is written, that "He called them gods, to whom the word of God came:" this law is that we not be misled away after the pride and rebellion of the heathen. Parents, elders, those who take the lead in the Lord; these are whom we reverence and submit ourselves under. As well the rulers of our workplace, our Country, our Nation.
  • Anne
    Laws and guidelines for a people to live peaceably with one another.
  • Sandy
    I love you god: This is a book of the Old Testament. Before Jesus was sacrificed for our sins. We Now accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Living Christ-like.
  • Nogme
    Circumcision and sacrifices are not allowed anymore. Since Jesus died for our sins there's no reason to be sacrificing anymore; therefore, God was not talking about this.

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