37 Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.

Other Translations of Leviticus 25:37

New International Version

37 You must not lend them money at interest or sell them food at a profit.

English Standard Version

37 You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit.

The Message

37 Don't take advantage of his plight by running up big interest charges on his loans, and don't give him food for profit.

New King James Version

37 You shall not lend him your money for usury, nor lend him your food at a profit.

New Living Translation

37 Remember, do not charge interest on money you lend him or make a profit on food you sell him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Leviticus 25:37

Commentary on Leviticus 25:35-38

(Read Leviticus 25:35-38)

Poverty and decay are great grievances, and very common; the poor ye have always with you. Thou shalt relieve him; by sympathy, pitying the poor; by service, doing for them; and by supply, giving to them according to their necessity, and thine ability. Poor debtors must not be oppressed. Observe the arguments here used against extortion: "Fear thy God." Relieve the poor, "that they may live with thee;" for they may be serviceable to thee. The rich can as ill spare the poor, as the poor can the rich. It becomes those that have received mercy to show mercy.