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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Usury


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The sum paid for the use of money, hence interest; not, as in the modern sense, exorbitant interest. The Jews were forbidden to exact usury (Leviticus 25:36,37 ), only, however, in their dealings with each other (Deuteronomy 23:19,20 ). The violation of this law was viewed as a great crime (Psalm 15:5 ; Proverbs 28:8 ; Jeremiah 15:10 ). After the Return, and later, this law was much neglected (Nehemiah 5:7,10 ).


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Usury'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/u/usury.html. 1897.

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