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19 You shall not charge your brother interest on money,[a] interest on[b] food, or interest on[c] anything that one could lend[d] on interest. 20 You may lend on interest to the foreigner, but to your countryman[e] you may not lend on interest, so that Yahweh your God may bless you in all your undertakings[f] in the land where you are going,[g] in order to take possession of it.[h]

21 When you make a vow[i] to Yahweh your God, you shall not postpone fulfillment of it,[j] for certainly Yahweh your God shall require it from you and if postponed you will incur guilt.[k]

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  1. Deuteronomy 23:19 Literally “You shall not lend on interest to your brother, interest of money”
  2. Deuteronomy 23:19 Hebrew “of”
  3. Deuteronomy 23:19 Hebrew “of”
  4. Deuteronomy 23:19 Or “can lend”
  5. Deuteronomy 23:20 Or “brother”
  6. Deuteronomy 23:20 Literally “in all the sendings out of your hand”
  7. Deuteronomy 23:20 Literally “the land that you are going there”
  8. Deuteronomy 23:20 Literally “to take possession”
  9. Deuteronomy 23:21 Literally “When/if you vow a vow”
  10. Deuteronomy 23:21 Literally “to fulfill it”
  11. Deuteronomy 23:21 Literally “it shall become against you as sin”