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51 Bible Verses about Debt

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Luke 16:5

"And he summoned each one of his master's debtors, and he began saying to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'

Luke 7:43

Simon answered and said, "I suppose the one whom he forgave more." And He said to him, "You have judged correctly."

Deuteronomy 15:3

"From a foreigner you may exact it, but your hand shall release whatever of yours is with your brother.

Romans 8:12

So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh--

Matthew 18:25

"But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made.

Colossians 2:14

having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.

Matthew 18:24

"When he had begun to settle them, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him.

Proverbs 13:13

The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.

Matthew 18:30

"But he was unwilling and went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed.

Proverbs 11:15

He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates being a guarantor is secure.

Luke 7:41

"A moneylender had two debtors: one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.

Matthew 18:28

"But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, 'Pay back what you owe.'

Nehemiah 10:31

As for the peoples of the land who bring wares or any grain on the sabbath day to sell, we will not buy from them on the sabbath or a holy day; and we will forego the crops the seventh year and the exaction of every debt.

Romans 1:14

I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.

Luke 16:7

"Then he said to another, 'And how much do you owe?' And he said, 'A hundred measures of wheat.' He said to him, 'Take your bill, and write eighty.'

Proverbs 6:5

Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hunter's hand And like a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Luke 7:42

"When they were unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both. So which of them will love him more?"

Deuteronomy 31:10

Then Moses commanded them, saying, "At the end of every seven years, at the time of the year of remission of debts, at the Feast of Booths,

2 Kings 4:7

Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons can live on the rest."

Matthew 18:34

"And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him.

Proverbs 22:26

Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts.

1 Samuel 22:2

Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him; and he became captain over them. Now there were about four hundred men with him.

Philemon 1:18

But if he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge that to my account;

2 Kings 4:3

Then he said, "Go, borrow vessels at large for yourself from all your neighbors, even empty vessels; do not get a few.

Deuteronomy 15:2

"This is the manner of remission: every creditor shall release what he has loaned to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother, because the LORD'S remission has been proclaimed.

Matthew 18:32

"Then summoning him, his lord said to him, 'You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me.

Romans 15:27

Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them also in material things.

Proverbs 6:3

Do this then, my son, and deliver yourself; Since you have come into the hand of your neighbor, Go, humble yourself, and importune your neighbor.

Proverbs 6:1

My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, Have given a pledge for a stranger,

2 Kings 4:6

When the vessels were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another vessel." And he said to her, "There is not one vessel more." And the oil stopped.

Proverbs 6:4

Give no sleep to your eyes, Nor slumber to your eyelids;

Deuteronomy 24:15

"You shall give him his wages on his day before the sun sets, for he is poor and sets his heart on it; so that he will not cry against you to the LORD and it become sin in you.

Psalm 49:7

No man can by any means redeem his brother Or give to God a ransom for him--

Ezekiel 33:15

if a wicked man restores a pledge, pays back what he has taken by robbery, walks by the statutes which ensure life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die.

Proverbs 17:18

A man lacking in sense pledges And becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor.

2 Kings 4:2

Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?" And she said, "Your maidservant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil."

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Job 22:6

"For you have taken pledges of your brothers without cause, And stripped men naked.

Proverbs 22:26

Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts.

Deuteronomy 24:6

"No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge.

Amos 2:8

"On garments taken as pledges they stretch out beside every altar, And in the house of their God they drink the wine of those who have been fined.

Topics on Debt

Being In Debt

45;13;8

Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.

Cancelling Debts

5;15;1

"At the end of every seven years you shall grant a remission of debts.

Repaying Debt

19;37;21

The wicked borrows and does not pay back, But the righteous is gracious and gives.

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