1 Samuel 1:28
I now give the boy to the Lord. For as long as he lives, he is given to the Lord.” Then he bowed in worship to the Lord there.
Woe is me, my mother,
that you gave birth to me,
a man who incites dispute and conflict
in all the land.
I did not lend or borrow,
yet everyone curses me.
Do not profit or take interest from him, but fear your God and let your brother live among you.
“When you make a loan of any kind to your neighbor, do not enter his house to collect what he offers as security.
1 Samuel 2:20
Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife: “May the Lord give you children by this woman in place of the one she has given to the Lord.” Then they would go home.
Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord,
and He will give a reward to the lender.
Even I, as well as my brothers and my servants, have been lending them money and grain. Please, let us stop charging this interest.
Then Jacob gave bread and lentil stew to Esau; he ate, drank, got up, and went away. So Esau despised his birthright.
This is how to cancel debt: Every creditor is to cancel what he has lent his neighbor. He is not to collect anything from his neighbor or brother, because the Lord’s release of debts has been proclaimed.
And the Lord gave the people such favor in the Egyptians’ sight that they gave them what they requested. In this way they plundered the Egyptians.
When the Lord your God blesses you as He has promised you, you will lend to many nations but not borrow; you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you.
And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners to be repaid in full.
Or who has ever first given to Him,
and has to be repaid?
1 Corinthians 8:8
Food will not make us acceptable to God. We are not inferior if we don’t eat, and we are not better if we do eat.
But when you fast, put oil on your head, and wash your face,
May the day I was born
May the day my mother bore me
never be blessed.
“Do not charge your brother interest on money, food, or anything that can earn interest.
Be sure to return it to him at sunset. Then he will sleep in it and bless you, and this will be counted as righteousness to you before the Lord your God.
You are not to lend him your silver with interest or sell him your food for profit.
“Listen to another parable: There was a man, a landowner, who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a winepress in it, and built a watchtower. He leased it to tenant farmers and went away.
For you took collateral from your brothers without cause,
stripping off their clothes and leaving them naked.
Give to the one who asks you, and don’t turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
“For it is just like a man going on a journey. He called his own slaves and turned over his possessions to them.
“If you lend money to My people, to the poor person among you, you must not be like a moneylender to him; you must not charge him interest.
then you should have deposited my money with the bankers. And when I returned I would have received my money back with interest.
for 40 days to be tempted by the Devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when they were over, He was hungry.
who does not lend his money at interest
or take a bribe against the innocent—
the one who does these things will never be moved.
The Lord will open for you His abundant storehouse, the sky, to give your land rain in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow.
After this, Job began to speak and cursed the day he was born.
Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice.For I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Then the master of that slave had compassion, released him, and forgave him the loan.
They will fight against you but never prevail over you, since I am with you to rescue you.”This is the Lord’s declaration.