לו אַל תִּקַּח מֵאִתּוֹ נֶשֶׁךְ וְתַרְבִּית וְיָרֵאתָ מֵאֱלֹהֶיךָ וְחֵי אָחִיךָ עִמָּךְ: לז אֶת כַּסְפְּךָ לֹא תִתֵּן לוֹ בְּנֶשֶׁךְ וּבְמַרְבִּית לֹא תִתֵּן אָכְלֶךָ:
Do not exact from him advance or accrued interest, but fear your God. Let him live by your side as your kinsman. Do not lend him your money at advance interest, or give him your food at accrued interest. [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)