Dictionary Mode: easton:Usury
Usury @ 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 Psalms:15:5; Proverbs:28:8; Jeremiah:15:10). After the Return, and later, this law was much neglected Nehemiah:5:7 Nehemiah:5:10).
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