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51 Bible Verses about Debt

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Luke 16:5

So he called each one of his lord's debtors unto him and said unto the first, How much dost thou owe unto my lord?

Luke 7:43

Simon answered and said, I suppose that he to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

Deuteronomy 15:3

Of the foreigner thou shalt demand that it be repaid; but that which thy brother has of thine thy hand shall release,

Romans 8:12

Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.

Matthew 18:25

But he not having wherewith to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children and all that he had, to make payment.

Matthew 18:24

And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him who owed him ten thousand talents.

Proverbs 13:13

Whosoever despises the word shall perish by it: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.

Matthew 18:30

And he would not, but went and cast him into prison until he should pay the debt.

Proverbs 11:15

With anxiety shall he that is surety for a stranger be afflicted, and he that hates suretiship shall live securely.

Luke 7:41

There was a certain creditor who had two debtors: the one owed five hundred denarius, and the other fifty.

Matthew 18:28

But as the same slave was leaving, he found one of his fellowslaves who owed him a hundred denarius, and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me what thou owest.

Nehemiah 10:31

Likewise that if the peoples of the land bring merchandise or any food on the sabbath day to sell, that we would not take anything from them on the sabbath or on the holy day, and that we would leave the seventh year and remit every debt.

Romans 1:14

I am debtor both to the Greeks and to the Barbarians; both to the wise and to the unwise.

Luke 16:7

Then said he to another, And how much dost thou owe? And he said, A hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill and write eighty.

Proverbs 6:5

Escape as a roe from the hand of the hunter and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Luke 7:42

And when they had nothing to pay, he released them both from their debt. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?

Deuteronomy 31:10

And Moses commanded them, saying, At the beginning of the seventh year, in the appointed time of the year of release, in the feast of the tabernacles,

2 Kings 4:7

Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell this oil and pay thy debtors and live thou and thy sons of the rest.

Matthew 18:34

And his lord was wroth and delivered him to the tormentors until he should pay all that was due unto him.

Proverbs 22:26

Be not thou one of them that strike hands or of them that are sureties for debts.

1 Samuel 22:2

And every one that was in distress and every one that was in debt and all whose souls were bitter gathered themselves unto him, and he became the captain over them, and there were about four hundred men with him.

Philemon 1:18

If he has wronged thee or owes thee anything, put that on my account;

2 Kings 4:3

And he said, Go, borrow vessels from all thy neighbours, empty vessels; borrow not a few.

Deuteronomy 15:2

And this is the manner of the release: everyone who has lent anything to his neighbour, causing him to be in debt, shall release it; he shall not exact it any more of his neighbour or of his brother, because the release of the LORD is proclaimed.

Matthew 18:32

Then his lord, after he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked slave, I forgave thee all that debt because thou didst beseech me;

Romans 15:27

It has pleased them verily, and they are their debtors. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, they should also minister unto them in carnal things.

Proverbs 6:3

Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, for thou hast fallen into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.

Proverbs 6:1

My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,

Romans 11:6

And if by grace, then is it not by works; otherwise, the grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, then it is no longer grace; otherwise, the work is no longer work.

2 Kings 4:6

And when the vessels were full, she said unto her son, Bring me yet another vessel. And he said unto her, There are no more vessels. Then the oil stopped flowing.

Proverbs 6:4

Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.

Deuteronomy 24:15

In his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor and with it sustains his life, lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.

Psalm 49:7

none of them can by any means ransom his brother, nor give God an atonement for him;

Ezekiel 33:15

if the wicked restores the pledge, returns that which he had robbed, walks in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity he shall surely live; he shall not die.

Proverbs 17:18

A man void of understanding strikes hands and becomes surety in the presence of his friend.

2 Kings 4:2

And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? Tell me what thou hast in the house? And she said, Thy handmaid has nothing in the house except a flask of oil.

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Job 22:6

For thou didst take a pledge from thy brother without cause and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Proverbs 22:26

Be not thou one of them that strike hands or of them that are sureties for debts.

Deuteronomy 24:6

No man shall take the lower or the upper millstone for a pledge, for he takes a man's life to pledge.

Amos 2:8

and they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by any altar, and they drink the wine of the condemned in the house of their god.

Topics on Debt

Being In Debt


Owe no one anything, but love one unto another; for he that loves his neighbour has fulfilled the law.

Cancelling Debts


At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.

Repaying Debt


Lamed The wicked borrows and does not repay: but the righteous shows mercy and gives.