אִם כֶּסֶף תַּלְוֶה אֶת עַמִּי אֶת הֶעָנִי עִמָּךְ לֹא תִהְיֶה לוֹ כְּנֹשֶׁה לֹא תְשִׂימוּן עָלָיו נֶשֶׁךְ:
If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, do not act toward them as a creditor; exact no interest from them. [Translation by Rabbi Steve Greenberg]
Suggested Discussion Questions:
Why should lending with interest be forbidden?
Why should lending with interest be permitted?
What affect does this prohibition hope to accomplish?
What affect would the prohibition have today?
Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)