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Theasaurus: Creditors

3 Bible Verses about Creditors

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Luke 16:1-8

And He said also to his disciples, There was a certain rich man, who had a steward; and he was accused to him of wasting his goods. And he called him, and said unto him, What is this I hear of thee? give up the accounts of thy stewardship, for thou canst be no longer steward. And the steward said in himself, What shall I do? now my master takes away the stewardship from me; I am not able to work, and I am ashamed to beg.read more.
I know what I will do, that when I am turned out of my place, they may receive me into their houses. So he called his master's debtors to him, and said to the first, How much owest thou to my master? and he said, an hundred baths of oil. And he said to him, Take thy bill, and sit down and write but fifty. Then he said to another, And how much owest thou? and he said, an hundred measures of wheat: and he said to him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore. And his master commended the dishonest steward as having acted prudently: for the men of this world are as to their affairs wiser than the children of light.

From Thematic Bible


Creditors » Often cruel in exacting debts

Matthew 18:28-30

But that same servant, as he was going out, met with one of his fellow-servants, who owed him but an hundred pence; and he laid hold on him and seized him by the throat, saying, Pay me what thou owest me: and his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, and intreated him, saying, Bear with me a while, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went away and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.

Creditors » Illustrative of » God's claim upon men

Matthew 18:23

And therefore the gospel-kingdom is like unto a king, who had a mind to settle accounts with his servants:

Matthew 5:25

Be friends with thine adversary quickly, while thou art in the way with him; least the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison:

Creditors » Sometimes entirely remitted debts

Luke 7:42

and they not being able to pay him, he freely forgave them both: tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?

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

Matthew 18:25

and not having it to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children and all that he had; and payment to be made.

Creditors » Often exacted debts » From the sureties

Creditors » Prohibited from » Exacting usury from brethren

Creditors » Might demand » Security of others

Creditors » Often exacted debts » By imprisonment

Matthew 5:25

Be friends with thine adversary quickly, while thou art in the way with him; least the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison:

Matthew 18:34

And his lord being highly provoked delivered him to the officers, till he should pay all that was owing to him.

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

Matthew 18:25

and not having it to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children and all that he had; and payment to be made.

Creditors » Were often defrauded

Luke 16:5-7

So he called his master's debtors to him, and said to the first, How much owest thou to my master? and he said, an hundred baths of oil. And he said to him, Take thy bill, and sit down and write but fifty. Then he said to another, And how much owest thou? and he said, an hundred measures of wheat: and he said to him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.

Creditors » Might demand » Pledges

Creditors » Exacting debts from brethren during sabbatical year

Creditors » Prohibited from » Violently selecting pledges

Creditors » Might take interest from strangers

Creditors » Prohibited from » Taking millstones in pledge

Creditors » To return before sunset, garments taken in pledge

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

Matthew 18:25

and not having it to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children and all that he had; and payment to be made.

Creditors » Illustrative of » The demands of the law

Galatians 5:3

And I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to the whole law.

Creditors » Defined

Philemon 1:18

If he hath wronged thee in any thing, or is indebted to thee, place it to my accompt:

Creditors » Might demand » Mortgages on property

Creditors » Bills or promissory notes

Luke 16:6-7

And he said to him, Take thy bill, and sit down and write but fifty. Then he said to another, And how much owest thou? and he said, an hundred measures of wheat: and he said to him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.