.....how the OT uses the term "usury" [i.e., "interest"] as it applies to God's people--a practice which the OT seemingly roundly condemns--and how Jesus applied it in His "Parable of the Talents" as found in Matthew 25 [esp. v. 25:27] and in Luke 19 [esp. v. 19:23]? While I know that God's Word never contradicts itself, I'm having a bit of trouble in reconciling why the OT apparently condemns "usury" and yet Jesus seems to approve of it in the NT. Can any of you out there in BB land shed some light on this for me? I'd especially appreciate it if you could supply me with any specific Bible references that would clarify this seeming "contradiction." Thank you.