New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
23 My wrath will flare up, and I will kill you with the sword; then your own wives will be widows, and your children orphans.
24 If you lend money to my people, the poor among you, you must not be like a money lender; you must not demand interest from them.
25 If you take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, you shall return it to him before sunset;
26 for this is his only covering; it is the cloak for his body. What will he sleep in? If he cries out to me, I will listen; for I am compassionate.
27 You shall not despise God, nor curse a leader of your people.
35 When one of your kindred is reduced to poverty and becomes indebted to you, you shall support that person like a resident alien; let your kindred live with you.
36 Do not exact interest in advance or accrued interest, but out of fear of God let your kindred live with you.
37 Do not give your money at interest or your food at a profit.
38 I, the Lord, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.
7 If one of your kindred is in need in any community in the land which the Lord, your God, is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor close your hand against your kin who is in need.
8 Instead, you shall freely open your hand and generously lend what suffices to meet that need.
9 Be careful not to entertain the mean thought, “The seventh year, the year of remission, is near,” so that you would begrudge your kin who is in need and give nothing, and your kin would cry to the Lord against you and you would be held guilty.
10 When you give, give generously and not with a stingy heart; for that, the Lord, your God, will bless you in all your works and undertakings.
11 The land will never lack for needy persons; that is why I command you: “Open your hand freely to your poor and to your needy kin in your land.”
You shall not demand interest from your kindred on a loan of money or of food or of anything else which is loaned.
From a foreigner you may demand interest, but you may not demand interest from your kindred, so that the Lord, your God, may bless you in all your undertakings on the land you are to enter and possess. (The word foreigner translated from Hebrew word Nokri. Nokri is derived from Noker, which means “misfortune” or “calamity”. It is translated mostly as “foreigner”, but also is rendered “adulteress” and “adulterous woman” (Proverbs 2:16; 6:24; 23:27; 27:13). Ger is derived from Gur, which means “to sojourn”. It is translated mostly as “alien”, but also is rendered “sojourner” and “immigrants” (ExodusI8:3; 20:10; Ezekiel 14:7; 22:29
Exodus 23:9 says, “And you shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.” So they are allowed to charge interest to enemy or adulterous not foreigner).
7 if he oppresses no one, gives back the pledge received for a debt, commits no robbery; gives food to the hungry and clothes the naked;
8 if he does not lend at interest or exact usury; if he refrains from evildoing and makes a fair judgment between two opponents;
9 if he walks by my statutes and is careful to observe my ordinances, that man is just—he shall surely live—oracle of the Lord God.
10 But if he begets a son who is violent and commits murder, or does any of these things,
11 even though the father does none of them—a son who eats on the mountains, defiles the wife of his neighbor,
12 oppresses the poor and needy, commits robbery, does not give back a pledge, raises his eyes to idols, does abominable things,
13 lends at interest and exacts usury—this son certainly shall not live. Because he practiced all these abominations, he shall surely be put to death; his own blood shall be on him.
14 But, in turn, if he begets a son who sees all the sins his father commits, yet fears and does not imitate him—
15 a son who does not eat on the mountains, or raise his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, or defile a neighbor’s wife;
16 who does not oppress anyone, or exact a pledge, or commit robbery; who gives his food to the hungry and clothes the naked;
17 who refrains from evildoing, accepts no interest or usury, but keeps my ordinances and walks in my statutes—this one shall not die for the sins of his father. He shall surely live!
18 Only the father, since he committed extortion and robbed his brother, and did what was not good among his people—he will die because of his sin!
19 You ask: “Why is not the son charged with the guilt of his father?” Because the son has done what is just and right and has been careful to observe all my statutes—he shall surely live!
20 Only the one who sins shall die. The son shall not be charged with the guilt of his father, nor shall the father be charged with the guilt of his son. Justice belongs to the just, and wickedness to the wicked.
6 I was extremely angry when I heard the reasons for their complaint.
7 After some deliberation, I called the nobles and magistrates to account, saying to them, “You are exacting interest from your own kindred!” I then rebuked them severely,
8 saying to them: “As far as we were able, we bought back our Jewish kindred who had been sold to Gentiles; you, however, are selling your own kindred, to have them bought back by us.” They remained silent, for they could find no answer.
9 I continued: “What you are doing is not good. Should you not conduct yourselves out of fear of our God rather than fear of the reproach of our Gentile enemies?
10 I myself, my kindred, and my attendants have lent the people money and grain without charge. Let us put an end to this usury!
11 Return to them this very day their fields, vineyards, olive groves, and houses, together with the interest on the money, the grain, the wine, and the oil that you have lent them.”
12 They answered: “We will return everything and exact nothing further from them. We will do just what you ask.” Then I called for the priests to administer an oath to them that they would do as they had promised.
13 I shook out the folds of my garment, saying, “Thus may God shake from home and fortune every man who fails to keep this promise, and may he thus be shaken out and emptied!” And the whole assembly answered, “Amen,” and praised the Lord. Then the people did as they had promised.
1 Lord, who may abide in your tent?
Who may dwell on your holy mountain?
2 Whoever walks without blame,
doing what is right,
speaking truth from the heart;
3 Who does not slander with his tongue,
does no harm to a friend,
never defames a neighbor;
4 Who disdains the wicked,
but honors those who fear the Lord;
Who keeps an oath despite the cost,
5 lends no money at interest,[c]
accepts no bribe against the innocent.
Whoever acts like this
shall never be shaken.
5 It is good for the man gracious in lending,
who conducts his affairs with justice.
6 For he shall never be shaken;
the righteous shall be remembered forever.
8 Whoever amasses wealth by interest and overcharge[a]
gathers it for the one who is kind to the poor.
27 Those who give to the poor have no lack,
but those who avert their eyes, many curses.
1 See! The Lord is about to empty the earth and lay it waste;
he will twist its surface,
and scatter its inhabitants:
2 People and priest shall fare alike:
servant and master,
Maid and mistress,
buyer and seller,
Lender and borrower,
creditor and debtor.
3 The earth shall be utterly laid waste, utterly stripped,
for the Lord has decreed this word.
4 The earth mourns and fades,
the world languishes and fades;
both heaven and earth languish.
5 The earth is polluted because of its inhabitants,
for they have transgressed laws, violated statutes,
broken the ancient covenant.
6 Therefore a curse devours the earth,
and its inhabitants pay for their guilt;
Therefore they who dwell on earth have dwindled,
and only a few are left.
Woe to me, my mother, that you gave me birth!
a man of strife and contention to all the land!
I neither borrow nor lend,
yet everyone curses me.
Give to the one who asks of you, and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow.
34 If you lend money to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit [is] that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, and get back the same amount.
35 But rather, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend expecting nothing back; then your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.
36 Be merciful, just as [also] your Father is merciful.