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Want to know what the Bible says about Usury? Here are 163 Bible verses about Usury from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Exodus 22:25 NIV
“If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not treat it like a business deal; charge no interest.
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Proverbs 28:8 NIV
Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor
    amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
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Ezekiel 18:13 NIV
He lends at interest and takes a profit.
Will such a man live? He will not! Because he has done all these detestable things, he is to be put to death; his blood will be on his own head.
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Deuteronomy 23:19 NIV
Do not charge a fellow Israelite interest, whether on money or food or anything else that may earn interest.
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Ezekiel 22:12 NIV
In you are people who accept bribes to shed blood; you take interest and make a profit from the poor. You extort unjust gain from your neighbors. And you have forgotten me, declares the Sovereign Lord.
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Leviticus 25:36 NIV
Do not take interest or any profit from them, but fear your God, so that they may continue to live among you.
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Deuteronomy 23:19-20 NIV
19 Do not charge a fellow Israelite interest, whether on money or food or anything else that may earn interest. 20 You may charge a foreigner interest, but not a fellow Israelite, so that the Lord your God may bless you in everything you put your hand to in the land you are entering to possess.
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Matthew 25:27 NIV
Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.
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Ezekiel 18:8 NIV
He does not lend to them at interest
    or take a profit from them.
He withholds his hand from doing wrong
    and judges fairly between two parties.
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Jeremiah 15:10 NIV
Alas, my mother, that you gave me birth,
    a man with whom the whole land strives and contends!
I have neither lent nor borrowed,
    yet everyone curses me.
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Ezekiel 18:17 NIV
He withholds his hand from mistreating the poor
    and takes no interest or profit from them.
He keeps my laws and follows my decrees.
He will not die for his father’s sin; he will surely live.
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Leviticus 25:37 NIV
You must not lend them money at interest or sell them food at a profit.
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Deuteronomy 23:20 NIV
You may charge a foreigner interest, but not a fellow Israelite, so that the Lord your God may bless you in everything you put your hand to in the land you are entering to possess.
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Nehemiah 5:7 NIV
I pondered them in my mind and then accused the nobles and officials. I told them, “You are charging your own people interest!” So I called together a large meeting to deal with them
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Leviticus 25:35-37 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.
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Proverbs 22:7 NIV
The rich rule over the poor,
    and the borrower is slave to the lender.
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Luke 19:23 NIV
Why then didn’t you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?’
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Isaiah 24:2 NIV
it will be the same
    for priest as for people,
    for the master as for his servant,
    for the mistress as for her servant,
    for seller as for buyer,
    for borrower as for lender,
    for debtor as for creditor.
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Nehemiah 5:10 NIV
I and my brothers and my men are also lending the people money and grain. But let us stop charging interest!
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Luke 6:35 NIV
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
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