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Theasaurus: Creditors

13 Bible Verses about Creditors

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Exodus 22:25

"If you loan money to my people, to the poor among you, don't be like a creditor to them and don't impose interest on them.

Nehemiah 5:10-12

I'm also lending money and grain, as are my fellow-Jews and my servants, but let's not charge interest. So today please restore to them their fields, vineyards, olive orchards, and homes, along with the one percent interest charge that you've assessed them on the grain, wine, and oil." They responded, "We will restore these things, and will assess no interest charges against them. We will do what you are requesting!"

Exodus 22:25-27

"If you loan money to my people, to the poor among you, don't be like a creditor to them and don't impose interest on them. If you take your neighbor's coat as collateral, you are to return it to him by sunset, for it's his only covering; it's his outer garment, for what else can he sleep in? And when he cries out to me, I'll hear him, for I am gracious.

Deuteronomy 15:8

Instead, be sure to open your hand to him and lend him enough to lessen his need.

Deuteronomy 23:19-20

"Don't charge interest to your relatives, whether for money, food, or for anything that has been loaned at interest. You may charge interest to a foreigner, but don't charge interest to your relatives, so the LORD your God may bless you in everything you undertake in the land that you are about to enter and possess.

Deuteronomy 24:6

"Don't take a pair of millstones, especially the upper millstone, as collateral for a loan, because this means taking a man's livelihood.

Job 24:3

They drive away the orphan's donkey; they take the ox of the widow as security for a loan;

2 Kings 4:1

Now there happened to be a certain woman who had been the wife of a member of the Guild of Prophets. She cried out to Elisha, "My husband who served you has died, and you know that your servant feared the LORD. But a creditor has come to take away my children into indentured servitude!"

Luke 16:1-8

Now Jesus was saying to the disciples, "A rich man had a servant manager who was accused of wasting his assets. So he called for him and asked him, "What's this I hear about you? You can't be my manager any longer. Now give me a report about your management!' "Then the servant manager told himself, "What should I do? My master is taking my position away from me. I'm not strong enough to plow, and I'm ashamed to beg. read more.
I know what I'll do so that people will welcome me into their homes when I'm dismissed from my job.' "So he called for each of his master's debtors. He asked the first, "How much do you owe my master?' The man replied, "A hundred jars of olive oil.' The manager told him, "Get your bill. Sit down quickly and write "50."' Then he asked another debtor, "How much do you owe?' The man replied, "A hundred containers of wheat.' The manager told him, "Get your bill and write "80."' The master praised the dishonest servant manager for being so clever, because worldly people are more clever than enlightened people in dealing with their own.

From Thematic Bible


Creditors » Often cruel in exacting debts

Nehemiah 5:7-9

So after thinking it over carefully, I accused the officials and nobles openly, "Every one of you is charging your fellow countrymen interest!" So I opened a public investigation against them. I accused them, "To the best of our ability, we've been buying back our fellow Jews who had been sold to foreigners. Even now you're selling your fellow countrymen, only for them to be sold back to us!" They kept quiet and never spoke a word. So I said, "What you're doing isn't right! Shouldn't you live in the fear of our God to avoid shame from our foreign enemies?

Job 24:3-9

They drive away the orphan's donkey; they take the ox of the widow as security for a loan; They push the needy off the road, and force the poor of the land into hiding. "Look! Like wild donkeys in the wilderness, they work diligently as they seek wild game in the desert, food for them and their young ones. read more.
They reap fodder in the field and glean in the vineyard of the wicked. They spend the night naked, without clothing, with no covering against the cold. They are wet from mountain rains; without shelter, they cling to a rock. "The fatherless are torn from the breast; the poor are taken away as security for a loan.

Matthew 18:28-30

"But when that servant went away, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him, seized him by the throat, and said, "Pay what you owe!' Then his fellow servant fell down and began begging him, "Be patient with me and I will repay you!' But he refused and had him thrown into prison until he could repay the debt.

Creditors » Illustrative of » God's claim upon men

Matthew 18:23

"That is why the kingdom from heaven may be compared to a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.

Matthew 5:25

Come to terms quickly with your opponent while you are on the way to court, or your opponent may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison.

Creditors » Sometimes entirely remitted debts

Nehemiah 5:10-12

I'm also lending money and grain, as are my fellow-Jews and my servants, but let's not charge interest. So today please restore to them their fields, vineyards, olive orchards, and homes, along with the one percent interest charge that you've assessed them on the grain, wine, and oil." They responded, "We will restore these things, and will assess no interest charges against them. We will do what you are requesting!"

Luke 7:42

When they couldn't pay it back, he generously canceled the debts for both of them. Now which of them will love him more?"

Creditors » Often exacted debts » By selling the debtor's family

2 Kings 4:1

Now there happened to be a certain woman who had been the wife of a member of the Guild of Prophets. She cried out to Elisha, "My husband who served you has died, and you know that your servant feared the LORD. But a creditor has come to take away my children into indentured servitude!"

Matthew 18:25

Because he couldn't pay, his master ordered him, his wife, his children, and everything that he owned to be sold so that payment could be made.

Creditors » Often exacted debts » From the sureties

Proverbs 22:26-27

Don't be one of those who make promises to guarantee loans for debts. If you don't have the ability to pay, why should your very bed be taken from under you?

Creditors » Prohibited from » Exacting usury from brethren

Exodus 22:25

"If you loan money to my people, to the poor among you, don't be like a creditor to them and don't impose interest on them.

Leviticus 25:36-37

You are not to take interest or profit from him. Instead, you are to fear your God and let your relative live with you. You are not to loan him money with interest or sell him your food at a profit.

Creditors » Might demand » Security of others

Proverbs 22:26

Don't be one of those who make promises to guarantee loans for debts.

Proverbs 6:1

My son, if you guarantee a loan for your neighbor, if you have agreed to a deal with a stranger,

Creditors » Often exacted debts » By imprisonment

Matthew 5:25

Come to terms quickly with your opponent while you are on the way to court, or your opponent may hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison.

Matthew 18:34

In anger his master handed him over to the jailers until he could repay the entire debt.

Creditors » Often exacted debts » By selling the debtor or taking him for a servant

Matthew 18:25

Because he couldn't pay, his master ordered him, his wife, his children, and everything that he owned to be sold so that payment could be made.

Creditors » Were often defrauded

1 Samuel 22:2

Everyone who was in distress, everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was malcontent gathered around him, and he became their leader. There were about 400 men with him.

Luke 16:5-7

"So he called for each of his master's debtors. He asked the first, "How much do you owe my master?' The man replied, "A hundred jars of olive oil.' The manager told him, "Get your bill. Sit down quickly and write "50."' Then he asked another debtor, "How much do you owe?' The man replied, "A hundred containers of wheat.' The manager told him, "Get your bill and write "80."'

Creditors » Might demand » Pledges

Deuteronomy 24:10-11

"When you loan something to your neighbor, don't enter his house to seize what he offered as collateral. Stay outside and let the man to whom you made the loan bring it out to you.

Creditors » Exacting debts from brethren during sabbatical year

Deuteronomy 15:2-3

This is the way to conduct remission: every creditor must cancel the loan that his friend borrowed, and he must not pressure his friend or brother to repay it, because remission to the LORD will be proclaimed. You may exact payment from a foreigner, but cancel whatever your brother owes you.

Creditors » Prohibited from » Violently selecting pledges

Deuteronomy 24:10

"When you loan something to your neighbor, don't enter his house to seize what he offered as collateral.

Creditors » Might take interest from strangers

Deuteronomy 23:20

You may charge interest to a foreigner, but don't charge interest to your relatives, so the LORD your God may bless you in everything you undertake in the land that you are about to enter and possess.

Creditors » Prohibited from » Taking millstones in pledge

Deuteronomy 24:6

"Don't take a pair of millstones, especially the upper millstone, as collateral for a loan, because this means taking a man's livelihood.

Creditors » To return before sunset, garments taken in pledge

Exodus 22:26-27

If you take your neighbor's coat as collateral, you are to return it to him by sunset, for it's his only covering; it's his outer garment, for what else can he sleep in? And when he cries out to me, I'll hear him, for I am gracious.

Creditors » Often exacted debts » By selling the debtor's property

Matthew 18:25

Because he couldn't pay, his master ordered him, his wife, his children, and everything that he owned to be sold so that payment could be made.

Creditors » Illustrative of » The demands of the law

Galatians 5:3

Again, I insist that everyone who allows himself to be circumcised is obligated to obey the entire Law.

Creditors » Defined

Philemon 1:18

18If he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge it to my account.this favor from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in the Messiah!

Creditors » Might demand » Mortgages on property

Nehemiah 5:3

Others were saying, "We're having to mortgage our fields, our vineyards, and our homes so we can buy grain during this famine."

Creditors » Bills or promissory notes

Luke 16:6-7

The man replied, "A hundred jars of olive oil.' The manager told him, "Get your bill. Sit down quickly and write "50."' Then he asked another debtor, "How much do you owe?' The man replied, "A hundred containers of wheat.' The manager told him, "Get your bill and write "80."'

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