|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
The Israelites "borrowed" from the Egyptians (Exodus 12:35, R.V., "asked") in accordance with a divine command (3:22; 11:2). But the word (sha'al) so rendered here means simply and always to "request" or "demand." The Hebrew had another word which is properly translated "borrow" in Deuteronomy 28:12; Psalm 37:21. It was well known that the parting was final. The Egyptians were so anxious to get the Israelites away out of their land that "they let them have what they asked" (Exodus 12:36, R.V.), or literally "made them to ask," urged them to take whatever they desired and depart. (see LOAN.)
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To receive from another as a loan, with the implied or expressed intention of returning the identical article or its equivalent in kind; -- the opposite of lend.
2. (v. t.) To take (one or more) from the next higher denomination in order to add it to the next lower; -- a term of subtraction when the figure of the subtrahend is larger than the corresponding one of the minuend.
3. (v. t.) To copy or imitate; to adopt; as, to borrow the style, manner, or opinions of another.
4. (v. t.) To feign or counterfeit.
5. (v. t.) To receive; to take; to derive.
6. (n.) Something deposited as security; a pledge; a surety; a hostage.
7. (n.) The act of borrowing.
Borrow (10 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:42 Give to him who asks you, and don't turn away him who desires to borrow from you. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Galatians 3:15 Brethren, even a covenant made by a man--to borrow an illustration from daily life--when once formally sanctioned is not liable to be set aside or added to. (WEY)
Exodus 3:22 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbor, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians. (KJV WBS)
Exodus 11:2 Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver and jewels of gold. (KJV WBS)
Exodus 22:14 "If a man borrows anything of his neighbor's, and it is injured, or dies, its owner not being with it, he shall surely make restitution. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 15:6 For Yahweh your God will bless you, as he promised you: and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 28:12 Yahweh will open to you his good treasure in the sky, to give the rain of your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand: and you shall lend to many nations, and you shall not borrow. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 4:3 Then he said, "Go, borrow containers from of all your neighbors, even empty containers. Don't borrow just a few. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Nehemiah 5:4 There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute on our fields and our vineyards. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 37:21 The wicked borrow, and don't pay back, but the righteous give generously. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)