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31 Bible Verses about Being In Debt

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Deuteronomy 15:6

When the Lord your God blesses you as He has promised you, you will lend to many nations but not borrow; you will rule over many nations, but they will not rule over you.

Proverbs 17:18

One without sense enters an agreement
and puts up security for his friend.

Deuteronomy 28:12

The Lord will open for you His abundant storehouse, the sky, to give your land rain in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow.

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.

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.

Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you slacker!
Observe its ways and become wise. Without leader, administrator, or ruler, it prepares its provisions in summer;
it gathers its food during harvest.

Proverbs 27:12

A sensible person sees danger and takes cover;
the inexperienced keep going and are punished.

Proverbs 22:26

Don’t be one of those who enter agreements,
who put up security for loans.

Proverbs 11:15

If someone puts up security for a stranger,
he will suffer for it,
but the one who hates such agreements is protected.

Romans 13:7

Pay your obligations to everyone: taxes to those you owe taxes, tolls to those you owe tolls, respect to those you owe respect, and honor to those you owe honor.

Matthew 6:31-33

So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For the idolaters eagerly seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first the kingdom of Godand His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.

Philippians 4:11-13

I don’t say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content—whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Exodus 22:14

“When a man borrows an animal from his neighbor, and it is injured or dies while its owner is not there with it, the man must make full restitution.

Deuteronomy 28:1

“Now if you faithfully obey the Lord your God and are careful to follow all His commands I am giving you today, the Lord your God will put you far above all the nations of the earth.

Luke 14:28

“For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn’t first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?

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