'Interest' in the Bible
If you lend money to any of My people with you who is poor, you shall not be to him as a creditor, neither shall you require interest from him.
Charge him no interest or [portion of] increase, but fear your God, so your brother may [continue to] live along with you.
You shall not give him your money at interest nor lend him food at a profit.
You shall not lend on interest to your brother -- "interest on money, on victuals, on anything that is lent for interest.
You may lend on interest to a foreigner, but to your brother you shall not lend on interest, that the Lord your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land to which you go to possess it.
I thought it over and then rebuked the nobles and officials. I told them, You are exacting interest from your own kinsmen. And I held a great assembly against them.
I, my brethren, and my servants are lending them money and grain. Let us stop this forbidden interest!
For what pleasure or interest has a man in his house and family after he is dead, when the number of his months is cut off?
[He who] does not put out his money for interest [to one of his own people] and who will not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.
The proud have had me greatly in derision, yet have I not declined in my interest in or turned aside from Your law.
He who by charging excessive interest and who by unjust efforts to get gain increases his material possession gathers it for him [to spend] who is kind and generous to the poor.
The [consistently] righteous man knows and cares for the rights of the poor, but the wicked man has no interest in such knowledge.
A man to whom God has given riches, possessions, and honor, so that he lacks nothing for his soul of all that he might desire, yet God does not give him the power or capacity to enjoy them [things which are gifts from God], but a stranger [in whom he has no interest succeeds him and] consumes and enjoys them. This is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility); it is a sore affliction!
Where has your beloved gone, O you fairest among women? [Again the ladies showed their interest in the remarkable person whom the Shulammite had championed with such unstinted praise; they too wanted to know him, they insisted.] Where is your beloved hiding himself? For we would seek him with you.
Who does not charge interest or percentage of increase on what he lends [in compassion], who withholds his hand from iniquity, who executes true justice between man and man,
And has charged interest or percentage of increase on what he has loaned [in supposed compassion]; shall he then live? He shall not live! He has done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.
Who has withdrawn his hand from [oppressing] the poor, who has not received interest or increase [from the needy] but has executed My ordinances and has walked in My statutes; he shall not die for the iniquity of his father; he shall surely live.
In you they have accepted bribes to shed blood; you have taken [forbidden] interest and [percentage of] increase, and you have greedily gained from your neighbors by oppression and extortion and have forgotten Me, says the Lord God.
Give to him who keeps on begging from you, and do not turn away from him who would borrow [ at interest] from you.
Then you should have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received what was my own with interest.
And Jesus [ in His own interest] admonished and ordered them sternly and expressly to tell no one; but the more He commanded them, the more zealously they proclaimed it.
And if you lend money at interest to those from whom you hope to receive, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? Even notorious sinners lend money at interest to sinners, so as to recover as much again.
A certain lender of money [at interest] had two debtors: one owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
He who is not with Me [siding and believing with Me] is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me [engage in My interest], scatters.
Then why did you not put my money in a bank, so that on my return, I might have collected it with interest?
So that there should be no division or discord or lack of adaptation [of the parts of the body to each other], but the members all alike should have a mutual interest in and care for one another.
For he not only welcomed and responded to our appeal, but was himself so keen in his enthusiasm and interest in you that he is going to you of his own accord.
For we can do nothing against the Truth [ not serve any party or personal interest], but only for the Truth [ which is the Gospel].
I was made very happy in the Lord that now you have revived your interest in my welfare after so long a time; you were indeed thinking of me, but you had no opportunity to show it.
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