Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury:
that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
usury must be a bad thing, and it seems as if someone with a vested interest in lending money through usury made it ok to outsource the vile exploitative practice to the "aliens".
is that original or did they change it?
i have noticed in many versions where they just wrote israel or zion instead of "them" or "my people".
the following verse is regarding a place called "baca", where it speaks of wells and pilgrimage and a sanctuary where swallows build nests where the house of the lord is located.
all of which happens in Makkah, and the name of Makkah is mentioned in the Quran as Bakka
New International Version (©1984)
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.
New Living Translation (©2007)
What joy for those whose strength comes from the LORD, who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
English Standard Version (©2001)
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
How blessed is the man whose strength is in You, In whose heart are the highways to Zion
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
the man whose strength is
in thee; in whose heart are
the ways of them
Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)
Blessed is the son of man whose helper you are, and in whose heart are your ways!
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
Blessed are those who find strength in you. Their hearts are on the road [that leads to you].
King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
Blessed is the man whose strength is in you; in whose heart are the ways to them
.American King James Version
Blessed is the man whose strength is in you; in whose heart are the ways of them.
American Standard Version
Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; In whose heart are the highways to Zion
Bible in Basic English
Happy is the man whose strength is in you; in whose heart are the highways to Zion
Blessed is the man whose help is from thee: in his heart he hath disposed to ascend by steps,
Darby Bible Translation
Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee, they, in whose heart are the highways.
English Revised Version
Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the highways to Zion
Webster's Bible Translation
Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
World English Bible
Blessed are those whose strength is in you; who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage.
Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of a man whose strength is in Thee, Highways are in their heart.
All the new american and new english ones along with those compiled by controversial writers use the word zion or jerusalem, while the older ones don't.
But because of their breach of their covenant, We cursed them, and made their hearts grow hard;
they change the words from their (right) places and forget a good part of the message that was sent them,
nor wilt thou cease to find them- barring a few - ever bent on (new) deceits:
but forgive them, and overlook (their misdeeds): for Allah loveth those who are kind.
160. For the iniquity of the Jews We made unlawful for them certain (foods) good and wholesome which had been lawful for them;- in that they hindered many from Allah.s Way;-
161. That they took usury, though they were forbidden; and that they devoured men's substance wrongfully;- we have prepared for those among them who reject faith a grievous punishment.
162. But those among them who are well-grounded in knowledge, and the believers, believe in what hath been revealed to thee and what was revealed before thee: And (especially) those who establish regular prayer and practise regular charity and believe in Allah and in the Last Day: To them shall We soon give a great reward.
Originally Posted by Eric H
Different communities of Jews around the world share more than just religious or cultural practices — they also have strong genetic commonalities, according to the largest genetic analysis of Jewish people to date.
But the study also found strong genetic ties to non-Jewish groups, with the closest genetic neighbours on the European side being Italians, and on the Middle Eastern side the Druze, Bedouin and Palestinians.
the palestinians have more abrahamic blood than most of the fake jews who are jew neither by blood - nor by practice, most of those zionists are ashkenazis and khazars, various dna tests have been carried out finding that the palestinians are actual blood relatives and descendants of the semitic populations, and it is they who are scattered among the nations while now the zionist leaders and their backers are attempting to prevent them from being a nation. the zionists where installed there by the british and U.S governments and are still propped up by them.
and neither these zionists nor their backers forbid sodomy, prostitution, adultery, lewdness, usury, theft - all of which are forbidden in the scriptures - and they even promote it and call themselves "progressive".
while the palestinians are called "fundamentalists and "extremists" for upholding these values.
Aug. 03, 2011. The wife requested that his claim be rejected because there did not exist under Israeli law a cause of action based on adultery.
The court held that adultery may be a ground for a tort action as well as for an action based on breach of contract. Although Israel's Civil Wrongs Ordinance (New Version), as amended, does not contain any specific tort based on adultery, the court held that adultery might constitute negligence in some circumstances, in accordance with section 35 of the Ordinance. The court found that adultery might also be recognized as a breach of a contractual obligation that is inferred from a marriage; specifically, that of respecting mutual loyalty and the commitment not to engage in adultery.The court ruling in this case reflects a new approach in Israel's judicial system.
we can see clearly here that the scripture is not referring to these people but to those who obey Him.
who's trying to prevent who from being a nation and who are those who permit blasphemy against God in their lands?
The Palestinian leader is expected to hand over a letter asking for Palestine to join the UN as a state shortly before he addresses the general assembly to plead the case for admission.
The Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, is scheduled to speak shortly afterwards. He is likely to denounce the Palestinian move as destabilising and a threat to the peace process – even though that is largely dormant.
(Reuters) - The Palestinian application for membership in the United Nations appears headed for rejection after the Palestinians failed to muster sufficient support in the U.N. Security Council.
Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being
a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
the palestinians say the rule is God's, while the zionists, the americans and the british along with the U.N say the rule is of their own making.
the palestinians are called "backwards", "uncivilized".
who has more right to my respect?
O Children of Israel! call to mind the special favour which I bestowed upon you, and that I preferred you to all others (for My Message).
123. Then guard yourselves against a-Day when one soul shall not avail another, nor shall compensation be accepted from her nor shall intercession profit her nor shall anyone be helped (from outside).
124. And remember that Abraham was tried by his Lord with certain commands, which he fulfilled:
He said: "I will make thee a leader of the people." He pleaded: "And also from my offspring!"
He answered: "But My Promise is not within the reach of evil-doers."
but let us not turn this into an off topic debate, my post and references were regarding the settlements and the state with a rebuttal to their comments on legitimacy.