New Living Translation
He grants loans without interest, stays away from injustice, is honest and fair when judging others,
King James Bible
He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man,
Darby Bible Translation
he hath not given forth upon usury, nor taken increase; he hath withdrawn his hand from unrighteousness, hath executed true judgment between man and man,
World English Bible
he who has not given forth on interest, neither has taken any increase, who has withdrawn his hand from iniquity, has executed true justice between man and man,
Young's Literal Translation
In usury he doth not give, and increase taketh not, From perversity he turneth back his hand, True judgment he doth between man and man.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:8 Increase - Illegal interest. Iniquity - Injustice of every kind.
LibraryThe Abbots Euroul and Loumon.
To the examples already given in the previous biographies, of the power which religion exercised over the rough and savage mind, we may add the following. The abbot Ebrolf (Euroul) had settled with his monks in a thick forest, infested by wild beasts and robbers. One of the robbers came to them, and, struck with reverence at their aspect, said to them: "Ye have chosen no fit dwelling for you here. The inhabitants of this forest live by plunder, and will not tolerate any one amongst them who maintains …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
A Startling Statement
General Character of Christians.
The Wicked Husbandmen.
"If you lend money to any of my people who are in need, do not charge interest as a money lender would.
Do not charge interest or make a profit at his expense. Instead, show your fear of God by letting him live with you as your relative.
"Do not charge interest on the loans you make to a fellow Israelite, whether you loan money, or food, or anything else.
You may charge interest to foreigners, but you may not charge interest to Israelites, so that the LORD your God may bless you in everything you do in the land you are about to enter and occupy.
Those who lend money without charging interest, and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent. Such people will stand firm forever.
and you will know that I am the LORD. For you have refused to obey my decrees and regulations; instead, you have copied the standards of the nations around you."
"This is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies says: Judge fairly, and show mercy and kindness to one another.
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