31 Bible Verses about Being In Debt
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Owe no one anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Evil men borrow, but do not repay their debt, but the godly show compassion and are generous.
"No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
It is better for you not to vow than to vow and not pay it.
The plans of the diligent lead only to plenty, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.
Wealth gained quickly will dwindle away, but the one who gathers it little by little will become rich.
For the Lord your God will bless you just as he has promised; you will lend to many nations but will not borrow from any, and you will rule over many nations but they will not rule over you.
The one who lacks wisdom strikes hands in pledge, and puts up financial security for his neighbor.
The Lord will open for you his good treasure house, the heavens, to give you rain for the land in its season and to bless all you do; you will lend to many nations but you will not borrow from any.
Do not be one who strikes hands in pledge or who puts up security for debts. If you do not have enough to pay, your bed will be taken right out from under you!
At the end of every seven years you must declare a cancellation of debts. This is the nature of the cancellation: Every creditor must remit what he has loaned to another person; he must not force payment from his fellow Israelite, for it is to be recognized as "the Lord's cancellation of debts."
Go to the ant, you sluggard; observe its ways and be wise! It has no commander, overseer, or ruler, yet it prepares its food in the summer; it gathers at the harvest what it will eat.
A shrewd person sees danger and hides himself, but the naive keep right on going and suffer for it.
Pay careful attention to the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds,
On the first day of the week, each of you should set aside some income and save it to the extent that God has blessed you, so that a collection will not have to be made when I come.
It goes well for the one who generously lends money, and conducts his business honestly.
The one who loves money will never be satisfied with money, he who loves wealth will never be satisfied with his income. This also is futile.
Your conduct must be free from the love of money and you must be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you and I will never abandon you."
Do not be one who strikes hands in pledge or who puts up security for debts.
The one who puts up security for a stranger will surely have trouble, but whoever avoids shaking hands will be secure.
Pay everyone what is owed: taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.
So then, don't worry saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' For the unconverted pursue these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content in any circumstance. I have experienced times of need and times of abundance. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of contentment, whether I go satisfied or hungry, have plenty or nothing. I am able to do all things through the one who strengthens me.
"If a man borrows an animal from his neighbor, and it is hurt or dies when its owner was not with it, the man who borrowed it will surely pay.
"If you indeed obey the Lord your God and are careful to observe all his commandments I am giving you today, the Lord your God will elevate you above all the nations of the earth.
For the love of money is the root of all evils. Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains.
For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn't sit down first and compute the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?
A benevolent person leaves an inheritance for his grandchildren, but the wealth of a sinner is stored up for the righteous.
Give to the one who asks you, and do not reject the one who wants to borrow from you.
For the payoff of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.