The Passion Translation
7 If you borrow money with interest,
you’ll end up serving the interests of your creditors,[a]
for the rich rule over the poor.
8 Sin is a seed that brings a harvest;
you’ll reap a heap of trouble with every seed you plant.
For your investment in sins pays a full return—
the full punishment you deserve![b]
9 When you are generous[c] to the poor,
you are enriched with blessings in return.