Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

Bible References

That by

Proverbs 13:22
A good man leaves an inheritance to his son's sons, and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.
Job 27:16
Though he heaps up silver as the dust, and prepares raiment as the clay,
Ecclesiastes 2:26
For to the man who pleases him [God] gives wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Unjust gain

Leviticus 25:36
Take thou no interest from him or increase, but fear thy God, that thy brother may live with thee.
Ezekiel 18:8
he who has not given forth upon interest, nor has taken any increase, who has withdrawn his hand from iniquity, has executed TRUE justice between man and man,


Proverbs 19:7
All the brothers of a poor man hate him, how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues [with] words, [but] they are gone.
2 Samuel 12:6
And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.

General references

Exodus 22:25
If thou lend money to any of my people with thee who is poor, thou shall not be to him as a creditor, neither shall ye lay upon him interest.
Leviticus 11:34
All food which may be eaten, that on which water comes, shall be unclean, and all drink that may be drunk in every [such] vessel shall be unclean.
Leviticus 25:14
And if thou sell anything to thy neighbor, or buy of thy neighbor's hand, ye shall not wrong each other.