He does not put out his money at interest, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.
“ If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest.
You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
if he does not lend money on interest or take increase, if he keeps his hand from iniquity and executes true justice between man and man,
In you they have taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and profits, and you have injured your neighbors for gain by oppression, and you have forgotten Me,” declares the Lord God.
Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty.
‘ Now in case a countryman of yours becomes poor and his means with regard to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you.
“ You shall not charge interest to your countrymen: interest on money, food, or anything that may be loaned at interest.
For there were those who said, “We, our sons and our daughters are many; therefore let us get grain that we may eat and live.”
I consulted with myself and contended with the nobles and the rulers and said to them, “ You are exacting usury, each from his brother!” Therefore, I held a great assembly against them.
I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
How blessed are those who keep justice, Who practice righteousness at all times!
For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be remembered forever.
A man will not be established by wickedness, But the root of the righteous will not be moved.
He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity, He who rejects unjust gain And shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe; He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed And shuts his eyes from looking upon evil;
he keeps his hand from the poor, does not take interest or increase, but executes My ordinances, and walks in My statutes; he will not die for his father’s iniquity, he will surely live.
Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life.
Concerning evil, both hands do it well. The prince asks, also the judge, for a bribe, And a great man speaks the desire of his soul; So they weave it together.
“ Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
and said, “What are you willing to give me to betray Him to you?” And they weighed out thirty pieces of silver to him.
Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.
But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;