New Living Translation
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.
King James Bible
Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt take no usury nor increase of him; and thou shalt fear thy God; that thy brother may live beside thee.
World English Bible
Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God; that your brother may live among you.
Young's Literal Translation
thou takest no usury from him, or increase; and thou hast been afraid of thy God; and thy brother hath lived with thee;
Leviticus 25:36 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:36 Of him - That is, of thy brother, whether he be Israelite, or proselyte. Or increase - All kinds of usury are in this case forbidden, whether of money, or of victuals, or of any thing that is commonly lent by one man to another upon usury, or upon condition of receiving the thing lent with advantage and overplus. If one borrow in his necessity, there can be no doubt but this law is binding still. But it cannot be thought to bind, where money is borrowed for purchase of lands, trade, or other improvements. For there it is reasonable, that the lender share with the borrower in the profit.
LibraryAppeal to the Christian Women of the South
BY A.E. GRIMKE. "Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not within thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place: but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this. And Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer:--and so will I go in unto the king, …
Angelina Emily Grimke—An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South
Sin and Forgiveness Between Brethren.
"And the Redeemer Shall Come unto Zion, and unto them that Turn,"
"If you lend money to any of my people who are in need, do not charge interest as a money lender would.
Remember, do not charge interest on money you lend him or make a profit on food you sell him.
"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.
After thinking it over, I spoke out against these nobles and officials. I told them, "You are hurting your own relatives by charging interest when they borrow money!" Then I called a public meeting to deal with the problem.
Those who lend money without charging interest, and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent. Such people will stand firm forever.
Income from charging high interest rates will end up in the pocket of someone who is kind to the poor.
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