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Lending to the Poor

35 ‘If one of your brethren becomes poor, and [a]falls into poverty among you, then you shall (A)help him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you. 36 (B)Take no usury or interest from him; but (C)fear your God, that your brother may live with you. 37 You shall not lend him your money for usury, nor lend him your food at a profit.

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  1. Leviticus 25:35 Lit. his hand fails

35 “‘If any of your fellow Israelites become poor(A) and are unable to support themselves among you, help them(B) as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you. 36 Do not take interest(C) or any profit from them, but fear your God,(D) so that they may continue to live among you. 37 You must not lend them money at interest(E) or sell them food at a profit.

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26 (A)He is [a]ever merciful, and lends;
And his descendants are blessed.

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  1. Psalm 37:26 Lit. all the day

26 They are always generous and lend freely;(A)
    their children will be a blessing.[a](B)

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  1. Psalm 37:26 Or freely; / the names of their children will be used in blessings (see Gen. 48:20); or freely; / others will see that their children are blessed

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