New International Version
You must not lend them money at interest or sell them food at a profit.
King James Bible
Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.
Darby Bible Translation
Thy money shalt thou not give him upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.
World English Bible
You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit.
Young's Literal Translation
thy money thou givest not to him in usury, and for increase thou givest not thy food;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Take thou no usury of him - Usury, at present, signifies unlawful interest for money. Properly, it means the reward or compensation given for the use of a thing, but is principally spoken of money. For the definition of the original term, See the note on Exodus 22:25.
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'The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is Mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with Me.' --LEV. xxv. 23. The singular institution of the Jubilee year had more than one purpose. As a social and economical arrangement it tended to prevent the extremes of wealth and poverty. Every fiftieth year the land was to revert to its original owners, the lineal descendants of those who had 'come in with the conqueror,' Joshua. Debts were to be remitted, slaves emancipated, and so the mountains …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Boniface viii Ad 1294-1303.
Do not take interest or any profit from them, but fear your God, so that they may continue to live among you.
I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.
it will be the same for priest as for people, for the master as for his servant, for the mistress as for her servant, for seller as for buyer, for borrower as for lender, for debtor as for creditor.
Alas, my mother, that you gave me birth, a man with whom the whole land strives and contends! I have neither lent nor borrowed, yet everyone curses me.
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