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Leviticus 25:35–37

Of Poor Countrymen

35 aNow in case a 1countryman of yours becomes poor and his 2means with regard to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you.

36 aDo not take 1usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your 2countryman may live with you.

37 ‘You shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food for gain.

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Leviticus 25:35–37 — The New International Version (NIV)

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

Leviticus 25:35–37 — English Standard Version (ESV)

35 “If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you. 36 Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God, that your brother may live beside you. 37 You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit.

Leviticus 25:35–37 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

35 And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee. 36 Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee. 37 Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.

Leviticus 25:35–37 — New Living Translation (NLT)

35 “If one of your fellow Israelites falls into poverty and cannot support himself, support him as you would a foreigner or a temporary resident and allow him to live with you. 36 Do not charge interest or make a profit at his expense. Instead, show your fear of God by letting him live with you as your relative. 37 Remember, do not charge interest on money you lend him or make a profit on food you sell him.

Leviticus 25:35–37 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

35 ‘If one of your brethren becomes poor, and falls into poverty among you, then you shall help him, like a stranger or a sojourner, that he may live with you. 36 Take no usury or interest from him; but 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.

Leviticus 25:35–37 — New Century Version (NCV)

35 “ ‘If anyone from your country becomes too poor to support himself, help him to live among you as you would a stranger or foreigner. 36 Do not charge him any interest on money you loan to him, but respect your God; let the poor live among you. 37 Don’t lend him money for interest, and don’t try to make a profit from the food he buys.

Leviticus 25:35–37 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

35 And if thy brother be waxed poor, and his hand fail with thee; then thou shalt uphold him: as a stranger and a sojourner shall he live with thee. 36 Take thou no interest of him or increase, but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee. 37 Thou shalt not give him thy money upon interest, nor give him thy victuals for increase.

Leviticus 25:35–37 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

35 And if thy brother grow poor, and he be fallen into decay beside thee, then thou shalt relieve him, be he stranger or sojourner, that he may live beside thee. 36 Thou shalt take no usury nor increase of him; and thou shalt fear thy God; that thy brother may live beside thee. 37 Thy money shalt thou not give him upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.

Leviticus 25:35–37 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

35 “If an Israelite becomes poor and cannot support himself, help him. He must live with you as a stranger without a permanent home. 36 Don’t collect interest or make any profit from him. Fear your God by respecting other Israelites’ lives. 37 Never collect any kind of interest on your money or on the food you give them.

Leviticus 25:35–37 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

35 “If your brother becomes destitute and cannot sustain himself among you, you are to support him as a foreigner or temporary resident, so that he can continue to live among you. 36 Do not profit or take interest from him, but fear your God and let your brother live among you. 37 You are not to lend him your silver with interest or sell him your food for profit.

Leviticus 25:35–37 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

35 If any of your kin fall into difficulty and become dependent on you, you shall support them; they shall live with you as though resident aliens. 36 Do not take interest in advance or otherwise make a profit from them, but fear your God; let them live with you. 37 You shall not lend them your money at interest taken in advance, or provide them food at a profit.

Leviticus 25:35–37 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

35 “ ‘And if your countryman becomes poor and if he becomes dependent on you, then you shall support him like an alien and like a temporary resident, and he shall live with you. 36 You must not take interest or usury from him, but you shall revere your God, and your countryman shall live with you. 37 You must not give your money to him with interest or give your food for profit.

Leviticus 25:35–37 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

35 “ ‘Suppose one of your own people becomes poor. And suppose he can’t take care of himself. Then help him just as you would help an outsider or someone who is living among you for a while. In that way, the man who is poor can continue to live among you.

36 “ ‘Do not charge him interest of any kind. Instead, have respect for me. Then the man who has become poor can continue to live among you. 37 If you lend him money, you must not charge him interest. And you must not sell him food for more than it cost you.