Loans, Business, and the Treatment of Slaves

  1. Do not demand repayment of a loan after the seventh year. (Deuteronomy 15:2)

  2. Do not refuse to lend to the poor because the seventh year is approaching. (Deuteronomy 15:9)

  3. Do not deny help to the poor. (Deuteronomy 15:7)

  4. Do not send a Hebrew slave away empty-handed when he finishes his period of service. (Deuteronomy 15:13)

  5. Do not demand interest on a loan to a brother. (Exodus 22:25)

  6. Do not lend to a brother with interest. (Leviticus 25:37)

  7. Do not borrow from a brother with interest. (Deuteronomy 23:19-20)

  8. Do not participate in a loan to a brother with interest. (Exodus 22:25)

  9. Do not withhold the wages of a hired man beyond the agreed time. (Leviticus 19:13)

  10. Do not take security on a loan by force. (Deuteronomy 24:10)

  11. Do not keep a poor man’s security on a loan when he needs it. (Deuteronomy 24:12-13)

  12. Do not take any security on a loan from a widow. (Deuteronomy 24:17)

  13. Do not take a man’s livelihood as security on a loan. (Deuteronomy 24:6)

  14. Do not kidnap a brother. (Exodus 21:16)

  15. Do not steal. (Exodus 20:15)

  16. Do not rob by violence. (Leviticus 19:13)

  17. Do not remove a landmark or alter land boundaries. (Deuteronomy 19:14)

  18. Do not defraud anyone. (Leviticus 19:13)

  19. Do not deal falsely with anyone. (Leviticus 19:11)

  20. Do not vow falsely regarding another man’s property. (Leviticus 19:11)

  21. Do not oppress one another in business. (Leviticus 25:14)

  22. Do not take advantage of one another. (Leviticus 25:17)

  23. Do not mistreat a stranger. (Exodus 22:21)

  24. Do not oppress a stranger in business. (Exodus 22:21)

  25. Do not return a slave who has fled from godworship (the worship of false gods). (Deuteronomy 23:15)

  26. Do not oppress or take advantage of a slave who has fled from godworship (the worship of false gods). (Deuteronomy 23:16)

  27. Do not take advantage of widows and orphans. (Exodus 22:22)

  28. Do not treat a brother as a forced slave, with no hope for redemption. (Leviticus 25:39)

  29. Do not sell a brother as a slave to strangers. (Leviticus 25:42)

  30. Do not treat a Hebrew slave ruthlessly. (Leviticus 25:43)

  31. Do not allow a foreigner to mistreat a Hebrew slave. (Leviticus 25:47, 53)

  32. Do not sell a Hebrew maidservant to strangers. (Exodus 21:8)

  33. Do not deprive a wife, or any family member, food, clothing and their own shelter. (Exodus 21:10)

  34. Do not sell a female captive as a forced slave. (Deuteronomy 21:14)

  35. Do not treat a female captive as a forced slave. (Deuteronomy 21:14)

  36. Do not covet another man’s possessions. (Exodus 20:17)

  37. Do not covet the possessions of godworship (the worship of false gods). (Deuteronomy 7:25)

  38. A hired worker may not harvest a brother’s grain for himself. (Deuteronomy 23:25)

  39. A hired worker must not take more produce than he can eat. (Deuteronomy 23:24)

  40. Do not fail to return a lost article to its owner. (Deuteronomy 22:1-3)