Usury

Usury USURY WAS STRONGLY CONDEMNED 

Usury = Interest charged or paid on a loan.

Prov. 28:8 (ESV)

v.8 Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit 

gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.

Footnotes: Proverbs 28:8 That is, profit that comes from charging interest to the poor

Ezek 18:8, 13, 17 (ESV)

v.8 does not lend at interest or take any profit, withholds his hand from injustice, executes true justice between man and man,

v.13 lends at interest, and takes profit; shall he then live? He shall not live. He has done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon himself.

v.17 withholds his hand from iniquity, takes no interest or profit, obeys my rules, and walks in my statutes; he shall not die for his father’s iniquity; he shall surely live.

Footnotes:

  • Ezekiel 18:8 That is, profit that comes from charging interest to the poor; also verses 13, 17 (compare Leviticus 25:36)
  • Ezekiel 18:17 Septuagint; Hebrew from the poor

Ezek 22:12  (ESV)

v.12 In you they take bribes to shed blood; you take interest and profit and make gain of your neighbors by extortion; but me you have forgotten, declares the Lord God.

Footnotes:

Ezekiel 22:12 That is, profit that comes from charging interest to the poor (compare Leviticus 25:36)

 

Ps. 15:5 who does not put out his money at interest and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.

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