New International Version
If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry.
King James Bible
If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;
Darby Bible Translation
If thou afflict him in any way, if he cry at all unto me, I will certainly hear his cry;
World English Bible
If you take advantage of them at all, and they cry at all to me, I will surely hear their cry;
Young's Literal Translation
if thou dost really afflict him, surely if he at all cry unto Me, I certainly hear his cry;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child - It is remarkable that offenses against this law are not left to the discretion of the judges to be punished; God reserves the punishment to himself, and by this he strongly shows his abhorrence of the crime. It is no common crime, and shall not be punished in a common way; the wrath of God shall wax hot against him who in any wise afflicts or wrongs a widow or a fatherless child: and we may rest assured that he who helps either does a service highly acceptable in the sight of God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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LibraryExcursus on Usury.
The famous canonist Van Espen defines usury thus: "Usura definitur lucrum ex mutuo exactum aut speratum;"  and then goes on to defend the proposition that, "Usury is forbidden by natural, by divine, and by human law. The first is proved thus. Natural law, as far as its first principles are concerned, is contained in the decalogue; but usury is prohibited in the decalogue, inasmuch as theft is prohibited; and this is the opinion of the Master of the Sentences, of St. Bonaventura, of St. Thomas …
Philip Schaff—The Seven Ecumenical Councils
Ciii. Zacchæus. Parable of the Pounds. Journey to Jerusalem.
The Development of the Earlier Old Testament Laws
The Blessing of Jacob Upon Judah. (Gen. Xlix. 8-10. )
And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?
Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.
because that cloak is the only covering your neighbor has. What else can they sleep in? When they cry out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.
He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.
Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: "The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near," so that you do not show ill will toward the needy among your fellow Israelites and give them nothing. They may then appeal to the LORD against you, and you will be found guilty of sin.
Pay them their wages each day before sunset, because they are poor and are counting on it. Otherwise they may cry to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin.
They caused the cry of the poor to come before him, so that he heard the cry of the needy.
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