Usury

A Scriptural, Ethical and Economic View

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Author: Calvin Elliott
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,331 / 205 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.6
LoC Categories: BJ, HB
Downloads: 460
Added to site: 2007.05.28
mnybks.net#: 17114
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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n thou shalt relieve him; yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee. Take thou no usury of him, or increase; but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee. Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, or lend him thy victuals for increase."

Prof. George Bush makes the following note upon this passage: "The original term 'Neshek' comes from the verb 'Nashak' (to bite), mostly applied to the bite of a serpent; and probably signifies biting usury, so called perhaps because it resembled the bite of a serpent; for as this is often so small as to be scarcely perceptible at first, yet the venom soon spreads and diffuses itself till it reaches the vitals, so the increase of usury, which at first is not perceived, at length grows so much as to devour a man's substance."

An effort is sometimes made to limit the application of these laws by placing special emphasis on the poverty of the borrowers and to confine the prohibition of usury to loans to t

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