New Living Translation
Income from charging high interest rates will end up in the pocket of someone who is kind to the poor.
King James Bible
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
Darby Bible Translation
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance gathereth it for him that is gracious to the poor.
World English Bible
He who increases his wealth by excessive interest gathers it for one who has pity on the poor.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is multiplying his wealth by biting and usury, For one favouring the poor doth gather it.
Proverbs 28:8 Parallel
CommentaryProverbs 28:8 Parallel Commentaries
Library"When Solomon was Old. "
"It came to pass when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other Gods." 1 KINGS xi. 4. Who could have predicted that this would come to pass? And yet it is often so, for it is still true that NO AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE WILL SAVE FROM BACKSLIDING THOSE WHO REFUSE TO LISTEN TO GOD. We learn from verse 10 that God had taken pains to save Solomon from idolatry, (see 1 Kings vi. 12, and xi. 6). But what good is it for even God to try to save a man who will have his own way? And …
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
A Faithful Witness
Epistle xxv. To Gregoria.
"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.
But the righteous will wear that clothing, and the innocent will divide that money.
He feels pity for the weak and the needy, and he will rescue them.
Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner's wealth passes to the godly.
It is a sin to belittle one's neighbor; blessed are those who help the poor.
Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors him.
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