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Reference: Debtor


One under obligations, whether pecuniary or moral, Mt 23:16; Ro 1:14; Ga 5:3. If the house, cattle, or goods of a Hebrew would not meet his debts, his land might be appropriate for this purpose until the year of Jubilee, or his person might be reduced into servitude till he had paid his debt by his labor, or till the year of Jubilee, which terminated Hebrew bondage in all cases, Le 25:29-41; 2Ki 4:1; Ne 5:3-5.

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Various regulations as to the relation between debtor and creditor are laid down in the Scriptures.

(1.) The debtor was to deliver up as a pledge to the creditor what he could most easily dispense with (De 24:10-11).

(2.) A mill, or millstone, or upper garment, when given as a pledge, could not be kept over night (Ex 22:26-27).

(3.) A debt could not be exacted during the Sabbatic year (De 15:1-15).

For other laws bearing on this relation see Le 25:14,32,39; Mt 18:25,34.

(4.) A surety was liable in the same way as the original debtor (Pr 11:15; 17:18).

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