So he summoned his master's debtors one by one, and he said to the first, How much do you owe my master?
And his master's heart was moved with compassion, and he released him and forgave him [cancelling] the debt.
Simon answered, The one, I take it, for whom he forgave and cancelled more. And Jesus said to him, You have decided correctly.
Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor [who practices loving others] has fulfilled the Law [relating to one's fellowmen, meeting all its requirements].
Of a foreigner you may exact it, but whatever of yours is with your brother [Israelite] your hand shall release.
So then, brethren, we are debtors, but not to the flesh [we are not obligated to our carnal nature], to live [a life ruled by the standards set up by the dictates] of the flesh.
2 Kings 4:1
Now the wife of a son of the prophets cried to Elisha, Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. But the creditor has come to take my two sons to be his slaves.
And because he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and his children and everything that he possessed, and payment to be made.
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Having cancelled and blotted out and wiped away the handwriting of the note (bond) with its legal decrees and demands which was in force and stood against us (hostile to us). This [note with its regulations, decrees, and demands] He set aside and cleared completely out of our way by nailing it to [His] cross.
When he began the accounting, one was brought to him who owed him 10,000 talents [probably about $10,000,000],
Whoever despises the word and counsel [of God] brings destruction upon himself, but he who [reverently] fears and respects the commandment [of God] is rewarded.
1 Corinthians 7:3
The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights (goodwill, kindness, and what is due her as his wife), and likewise the wife to her husband.
But he was unwilling, and he went out and had him put in prison till he should pay the debt.
Now to a laborer, his wages are not counted as a favor or a gift, but as an obligation (something owed to him).
He who becomes security for an outsider shall smart for it, but he who hates suretyship is secure [from its penalties].
A certain lender of money [at interest] had two debtors: one owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
But that same attendant, as he went out, found one of his fellow attendants who owed him a hundred denarii [about twenty dollars]; and he caught him by the throat and said, Pay what you owe!
And if the peoples of the land bring wares or any grain on the Sabbath day to sell, we shall not buy it on the Sabbath or on a holy day; and we shall forego raising crops the seventh year [letting the land lie fallow] and the compulsory payment of every debt.
Both to Greeks and to barbarians (to the cultured and to the uncultured), both to the wise and the foolish, I have an obligation to discharge and a duty to perform and a debt to pay.
After that he said to another, And how much do you owe? He said, A hundred measures [about 900 bushels] of wheat. He said to him, Take back your written acknowledgement of obligation, and write eighty [about 700 bushels].
Deliver yourself, as a roe or gazelle from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
When they had no means of paying, he freely forgave them both. Now which of them will love him more?
And Moses commanded them, At the end of every seven years, at the set time of the year of release [of debtors from their debts], at the Feast of Booths,
2 Kings 4:7
Then she came and told the man of God. He said, Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons live on the rest.
And in wrath his master turned him over to the torturers (the jailers), till he should pay all that he owed.
Be not one of those who strike hands and pledge themselves, or of those who become security for another's debts.
The wicked borrow and pay not again [for they may be unable], but the [uncompromisingly] righteous deal kindly and give [for they are able].
1 Samuel 22:2
And everyone in distress or in debt or discontented gathered to him, and he became a commander over them. And there were with him about 400 men.
And if he has done you any wrong in any way or owes anything [to you], charge that to my account.
2 Kings 4:3
Then he said, Go around and borrow vessels from all your neighbors, empty vessels -- "and not a few.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven ( left, remitted, and let go of the debts, and have given up resentment against) our debtors.
And this is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release that which he has lent to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor, his brother, for the Lord's release is proclaimed.
Then his master called him and said to him, You contemptible and wicked attendant! I forgave and cancelled all that [great] debt of yours because you begged me to.
He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and that which he has given He will repay to him.
They were pleased to do it; and surely they are in debt to them, for if these Gentiles have come to share in their [the Jerusalem Jews'] spiritual blessings, then they ought also to be of service to them in material blessings.
Do this now [at once and earnestly], my son, and deliver yourself when you have put yourself into the power of your neighbor; go, bestir and humble yourself, and beg your neighbor [to pay his debt and thereby release you].
My son, if you have become security for your neighbor, if you have given your pledge for a stranger or another,
But if it is by grace (His unmerited favor and graciousness), it is no longer conditioned on works or anything men have done. Otherwise, grace would no longer be grace [it would be meaningless].
2 Kings 4:6
When the vessels were all full, she said to her son, Bring me another vessel. And he said to her, There is not a one left. Then the oil stopped multiplying.
Give not [unnecessary] sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids;
You shall give him his hire on the day he earns it before the sun goes down, for he is poor, and sets his heart upon it; lest he cry against you to the Lord, and it be sin to you.
None of them can by any means redeem [either himself or] his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him -- "
If the wicked restores [what he took in] pledge, gives back what he had taken in robbery, walks in the statutes of life [right relationship with God], without committing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
A man void of good sense gives a pledge and becomes security for another in the presence of his neighbor.
Who was betrayed and put to death because of our misdeeds and was raised to secure our justification (our acquittal), [making our account balance and absolving us from all guilt before God].
2 Kings 4:2
Elisha said to her, What shall I do for you? Tell me, what have you [of sale value] in the house? She said, Your handmaid has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.