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51 Bible Verses about Debt

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Luke 16:5

"So he called for each of his master's debtors. He asked the first, "How much do you owe my master?'

Luke 7:43

Simon answered, "I suppose the one who had the larger debt canceled." Jesus told him, "You have answered correctly."

Deuteronomy 15:3

You may exact payment from a foreigner, but cancel whatever your brother owes you.

Romans 8:12

Consequently, brothers, we are not with respect to human nature, that is under an obligation to live according to human nature.

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.

Colossians 2:14

having erased the charges that were brought against us, along with their obligations that were hostile to us. He took those charges away when he nailed them to the cross.

Matthew 18:24

When he had begun to settle the accounts, a person who owed him 10,000 talents was brought to him.

Proverbs 13:13

Anyone who despises a word of advice will pay for it, but whoever heeds a command will be rewarded.

Matthew 18:30

But he refused and had him thrown into prison until he could repay the debt.

Luke 7:41

"Two men were in debt to a moneylender. One owed him 500 denarii, and the other 50.

Matthew 18:28

"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!'

Nehemiah 10:31

As for the people of the land who bring merchandise or grain to sell on the Sabbath day, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or on any holy day. We will forego planting crops, and we will cancel debts during every seventh year."

Romans 1:14

Both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to foolish people, I am a debtor.

Luke 16:7

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."'

Proverbs 6:5

Deliver yourself like a gazelle from a hunter's hand, or like a bird from a fowler's hand.

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?"

Deuteronomy 31:10

Then he gave these orders: "At the end of seven years, the year designated for release, during the Festival of Tents,

2 Kings 4:7

But he replied, "There isn't even one pot left." Then the oil stopped flowing. After this, she went and told the man of God what had happened. So he said, "Go sell the oil, pay your debt, and you and your children will be able to live on the proceeds."

Matthew 18:34

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

Proverbs 22:26

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

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.

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!

2 Kings 4:3

He told her, "Go out to all of your neighbors in the surrounding streets and borrow lots of pots from them. Don't get just a few empty vessels, either.

Deuteronomy 15:2

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.

Matthew 18:32

Then his master sent for him and told him, "You evil servant! I canceled that entire debt for you because you begged me.

Romans 15:27

Yes, they were eager to do this, and in fact they are obligated to help them, for if the gentiles have shared in their spiritual blessings, they are obligated to be of service to them in material things.

Proverbs 6:3

then do this, my son, and deliver yourself, because you have come under your neighbor's control. Go, humble yourself! Plead passionately with your neighbor!

Proverbs 6:1

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

2 Kings 4:6

When the last of the vessels had been filled, she told her son, "Bring me another pot!"

Proverbs 6:4

Don't allow yourself to sleep or even to close your eyes.

Deuteronomy 24:15

Pay his wages that same day before the sun sets, because he is poor and his livelihood depends on it. Otherwise, he may cry out to the LORD against you, and you will incur guilt."

Psalm 49:7

No man can redeem the life of another, nor can he give to God a sufficient payment for him

Ezekiel 33:15

returning what has been placed as collateral for a loan, paying back what he has taken, following the regulations that promote life, and committing no iniquity, he will certainly live, and not die.

Proverbs 17:18

A man who lacks sense cosigns a loan, becoming a guarantor for his neighbor.

2 Kings 4:2

Elisha responded, "What shall I do for you? Tell me what you have in your house." She replied, "Your servant has nothing in the entire house except for a flask of oil."

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Job 22:6

"After all, you've taken collateral from your relatives for no reason; you stripped the naked of their clothing.

Proverbs 22:26

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

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.

Amos 2:8

They lay down beside every altar, on garments pledged as collateral, drinking wine paid for through fines imposed by the temple of their gods.

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


"You must cancel your debts at the end of every seventh year.

Repaying Debt


The wicked borrow but never pay back; but the righteous are generous and give.

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