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19 Bible Verses about Bankruptcy

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Deuteronomy 15:1-2

“At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts. This is how to cancel debt: Every creditor is to cancel what he has lent his neighbor. He is not to collect anything from his neighbor or brother, because the Lord’s release of debts has been proclaimed.

Ecclesiastes 5:4-5

When you make a vow to God, don’t delay fulfilling it, because He does not delight in fools. Fulfill what you vow. Better that you do not vow than that you vow and not fulfill it.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways,
and He will guide you on the right paths.

Exodus 22:25-27

“If you lend money to My people, to the poor person among you, you must not be like a moneylender to him; you must not charge him interest. “If you ever take your neighbor’s cloak as collateral, return it to him before sunset. For it is his only covering; it is the clothing for his body. What will he sleep in? And if he cries out to Me, I will listen because I am compassionate.

Leviticus 25:35-37

“If your brother becomes destitute and cannot sustain himself among you, you are to support him as a foreigner or temporary resident, so that he can continue to live among you. Do not profit or take interest from him, but fear your God and let your brother live among you. You are not to lend him your silver with interest or sell him your food for profit.

Deuteronomy 23:20

You may charge a foreigner interest, but you must not charge your brother interest, so that the Lord your God may bless you in everything you do in the land you are entering to possess.

Proverbs 22:26-27

Don’t be one of those who enter agreements,
who put up security for loans. If you have no money to pay,
even your bed will be taken from under you.

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24;5;4

Then I thought:They are just the poor;
they have played the fool.
For they don’t understand the way of the Lord,
the justice of their God.

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