After reading a few threads I thought I'd start on this topic. The word lend is mentioned thirteen times in the Bible. Ten of those times are in the Old Testament and three times in the New Testament. The first verse with 'lend' appears in Exodus 22:25, "If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury." Second mention of 'lend' is in Leviticus 25:35-37, "And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee. Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee. Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase." I like chapter twenty-five of Leviticus as it also describes how land in the suburbs shall be kept free for the poor. Verse 34, "But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be sold; for it is their perpetual possession." Blue Letter Bible search results for lend, KJV. There are two results in the Kings James Version for 'lender'. Proverbs 22:7, "The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender." Isaiah chapter twenty four is a prophetic word, verse two, "And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him." Borrow is in the KJV Bible seven times. Borrower two times. 'Repay' is in the KJV Bible seven times. This is one of my favorite verses as it speaks of justice, Job 41:11, "Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine." The Bible talks about the poor and the needy many, many times. Search results for 'the poor', the 'needy', 'destitute'. "For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land." "Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:" "The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation." "Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself." "If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble."