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Ezekiel 18:8

    Ezekiel 18:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that has not given forth on usury, neither has taken any increase, that has withdrawn his hand from iniquity, has executed true judgment between man and man,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    he that hath not given forth upon interest, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true justice between man and man,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And has not given his money out at interest or taken great profits, and, turning his hand from evil-doing, has kept faith between man and man,

    Webster's Revision

    he that hath not given forth upon interest, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true justice between man and man,

    World English Bible

    he who has not given forth on interest, neither has taken any increase, who has withdrawn his hand from iniquity, has executed true justice between man and man,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    he that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man,

    Definitions for Ezekiel 18:8

    Iniquity - Sin; wickedness; evil.
    Usury - Interest.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezekiel 18:8

    10

    Hath not given forth upon usury - בנשך לא יתן beneshech lo yitten. נשך nasach signifies to bite; usury is properly so termed, because it bites into and devours the principal. Usury signifies, with us, exacting unlawful interest for money; and taking the advantage of a man's necessities to advance him cash on exorbitant profit. This bites the receiver in his property, and the lender in his salvation.

    11

    Neither hath taken any increase - In lending has not required more than was lent; and has not taken that product of the cash lent, which was more than the value for its use. This may be a part of the tenth article.

    12

    That hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity - Never associates with those who act contrary to justice and equity; his hand or influence being never found among evil workers.

    13

    Hath executed true judgment between man and man - Being neither swayed by prejudice, fear, nor favor.

    These thirteen points concern his social and civil relations.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezekiel 18:8

    Usury - is the profit exacted for the loan of money, "increase" that which is taken for goods; both are forbidden Leviticus 25:36; Deuteronomy 23:19. The placing out of capital at interest for commercial purposes is not taken into consideration. The case is that of money lent to a brother in distress.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezekiel 18:8

    18:8 Increase - Illegal interest. Iniquity - Injustice of every kind.