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51 Bible Verses about Debt

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Luke 16:5

"So he summoned each one of his master's debtors. 'How much do you owe my master?' he asked the first one.

Luke 7:43

Simon answered, "I suppose the one he forgave more." "You have judged correctly," He told him.

Deuteronomy 15:3

You may collect [something] from a foreigner, but you must forgive whatever your brother owes you.

Romans 8:12

So then, brothers, we are not obligated to the flesh to live according to the flesh,

Matthew 18:25

Since he had no way to pay it back, his master commanded that he, his wife, his children, and everything he had be sold to pay the debt.

Colossians 2:14

He erased the certificate of debt, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the cross.

Matthew 18:24

When he began to settle accounts, one who owed 10,000 talents was brought before him.

Proverbs 13:13

The one who has contempt for instruction will pay the penalty, but the one who respects a command will be rewarded.

Matthew 18:30

But he wasn't willing. On the contrary, he went and threw him into prison until he could pay what was owed.

Proverbs 11:15

If someone puts up security for a stranger, he will suffer for it, but the one who hates such agreements is protected.

Luke 7:41

"A creditor had two debtors. One owed 500 denarii, and the other 50.

Matthew 18:28

"But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him 100 denarii. He grabbed him, started choking him, and said, 'Pay what you owe!'

Nehemiah 10:31

When the surrounding peoples bring merchandise or any kind of grain to sell on the Sabbath day, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or a holy day. We will also leave [the land] uncultivated in the seventh year and will cancel every debt.

Romans 1:14

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

Luke 16:7

"Next he asked another, 'How much do you owe?' " 'A hundred measures of wheat,' he said. " 'Take your invoice,' he told him, 'and write 80.'

Proverbs 6:5

Escape like a gazelle from a hunter, like a bird from a fowler's trap.

Luke 7:42

Since they could not pay it back, he graciously forgave them both. So, which of them will love him more?"

Deuteronomy 31:10

Moses commanded them, "At the end of [every] seven years, at the appointed time in the year of debt cancellation, during the Festival of Booths,

2 Kings 4:7

She went and told the man of God, and he said, "Go sell the oil and pay your debt; you and your sons can live on the rest."

Matthew 18:34

And his master got angry and handed him over to the jailers until he could pay everything that was owed.

Proverbs 22:26

Don't be one of those who enter agreements, who put up security for loans.

1 Samuel 22:2

In addition, every man who was desperate, in debt, or discontented rallied around him, and he became their leader. About 400 men were with him.

Philemon 1:18

And 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 and borrow empty containers from everyone-from all your neighbors. Do not get just a few.

Deuteronomy 15:2

This is how to cancel debt: Every creditor is to cancel what he has lent his neighbor. He is not to collect [anything] from his neighbor or brother, because the Lord's release of debts has been proclaimed.

Matthew 18:32

"Then, after he had summoned him, his master said to him, 'You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me.

Romans 15:27

Yes, they were pleased, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual benefits, then they are obligated to minister to Jews in material needs.

Proverbs 6:3

Do this, then, my son, and free yourself, for you have put yourself in your neighbor's power: Go, humble yourself, and plead with your neighbor.

Proverbs 6:1

My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor or entered into an agreement with a stranger,

2 Kings 4:6

When they were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another container." But he replied, "There aren't any more." Then the oil stopped.

Proverbs 6:4

Don't give sleep to your eyes or slumber to your eyelids.

Deuteronomy 24:15

You are to pay him his wages each day before the sun sets, because he is poor and depends on them. Otherwise he will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be held guilty.

Psalm 49:7

Yet these cannot redeem a person or pay his ransom to God-

Ezekiel 33:15

he returns collateral, makes restitution for what he has stolen, and walks in the statutes of life without practicing iniquity-he will certainly live; he will not die.

Proverbs 17:18

One without sense enters an agreement and puts up security for his friend.

2 Kings 4:2

Elisha asked her, "What can I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?" She said, "Your servant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil."

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Job 22:6

For you took collateral from your brothers without cause, stripping off their clothes and leaving them naked.

Proverbs 22:26

Don't be one of those who enter agreements, who put up security for loans.

Deuteronomy 24:6

"Do not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone as security for a debt, because that is like taking a life as security.

Amos 2:8

They stretch out beside every altar on garments taken as collateral, and they drink in the house of their God wine obtained through fines.

Job 24:9

The fatherless infant is snatched from the breast; the nursing child of the poor is seized as collateral.

Topics on Debt

Being In Debt


Do not owe anyone anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Cancelling Debts


"At the end of [every] seven years you must cancel debts.

Repaying Debt


The wicked borrows and does not repay, but the righteous is gracious and giving.

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