Let no one lend to any one of the Hebrews upon usury, neither usury
of what is eaten or what is drunken, for it is not just to make advantage
of the misfortunes of one of thy own countrymen; but when thou hast been
assistant to his necessities, think it thy gain if thou obtainest their
gratitude to thee; and withal that reward which will come to thee from
God, for thy humanity towards him.
Flavius Josephus. The Works of Flavius Josephus. Translated by. William Whiston, A.M. Auburn and Buffalo. John E. Beardsley. 1895.
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