“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 (Lev. 25:36, 37), only, however, in their” “dealings with each other (Deut. 23:19, 20). The violation of” this law was viewed as a great crime (Ps. 15:5; Prov. 28:8; Jer. “15:10). After the Return, and later, this law was much neglected” “(Neh. 5:7, 10).”

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