Gospel.com Topics Feed - Charging Interest 2009-09-25T09:49:07-05:00 GCI info@gospel.com /feeds/topics/charging+interest/ Usury in the Bible - a Christian perspective http://biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy%2023:20&version=NIV 2009-09-25T09:49:07-05:00 God strictly forbade the Israelites against usury when they loaned money to other Israelites, but they could when loaning to Gentiles. It's important to remember that usury used to mean charging any kind of interest, not just exorbitant interest.