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51 Bible Verses about Debt

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Luke 16:5

And he summoned each one of his own master's debtors [and] said to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'

Luke 7:43

Simon answered [and] said, "I suppose that [it is the one] to whom he forgave more." And he said to him, "You have judged correctly."

Deuteronomy 15:3

[With respect to] the foreigner you may exact payment, but {you must remit} what shall be [owed] to you [with respect to] your brother.

Romans 8:12

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

2 Kings 4:1

A certain woman from the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, "Your servant my husband is dead. Now you know that your servant was a fearer of Yahweh, but the creditor came to take two of my children for himself as slaves.

Matthew 18:25

And [because] he did not have [enough] to repay [it], the master ordered him to be sold, and his wife and his children and everything that he had, and to be repaid.

Colossians 2:14

having destroyed the certificate of indebtedness in ordinances against us, which was hostile to us, and removed it out of the way [by] nailing it to the cross.

Matthew 18:24

And [when] he began to settle [them], someone was brought to him who owed ten thousand talents.

Proverbs 13:13

He who despises a word will bring destruction on himself, but he who respects a commandment will be rewarded.

Matthew 18:30

But he did not want to, but rather he went [and] threw him into prison until he would repay what was owed.

Romans 4:4

Now to the one who works, his pay is not credited according to grace, but according to his due.

Luke 7:41

"There were two debtors [who owed] a certain creditor. 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 taking hold of him, he began to choke [him], saying, 'Pay back everything that you owe!'

Nehemiah 10:31

And the peoples of the land who bring merchandise and any grain on the Sabbath day to sell, we will not accept it from them on the Sabbath or on a holy day. We will forego [the crops of] the seventh year and [cancel] 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 promissory note and write eighty.'

Proverbs 6:5

Save yourself like a gazelle from a hand, or like a bird from the hand of a fowler.

Luke 7:42

[When] they were not able to repay [him], he forgave [the debts] of both. Now which of them will love him more?"

Deuteronomy 31:10

Then Moses commanded them, {saying}, "At the end of seven years, in the time of the year for canceling debts during the Feast of Booths,

2 Kings 4:7

So she came and told the man of God, and he said, "Go, sell the olive oil and repay your debt. You and your sons can live on what is left over."

Matthew 18:34

And [because he] was angry, his master handed him over to the merciless jailers until he would repay everything that was owed.

Proverbs 22:26

Do not be with those who {give a pledge} {by becoming} surety.

1 Samuel 22:2

Every man in distress and every man who had a creditor and every embittered man gathered to him, and he became {their commander}. Now there [were] about four hundred men with him.

Philemon 1:18

But if in anything he has caused you loss or owes [you anything], {charge this to my account}.

2 Kings 4:3

Then he said to her, "Go, ask for yourself [some] containers from the streets, from all your neighbors. {You must collect as many empty containers as you can}!

Deuteronomy 15:2

And this [is] the manner of the remission of debt: every {creditor} shall remit his claim that he holds against his neighbor, and he shall not exact payment [from] his brother because there remission of debt has been proclaimed unto Yahweh.

Matthew 18:32

Then his master summoned him [and] said to him, 'Wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you implored me!

Romans 15:27

For they were pleased [to do so], and they are obligated to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual [things], they ought also to serve them in material [things].

Proverbs 6:3

do this, then, my child, and save yourself, for you have come into {the palm of your neighbor's hand}: Go, humble yourself, plead with your neighbor.

Proverbs 6:1

My child, if you have pledged to your neighbor, [if] you have bound {yourself} to the stranger,

2 Kings 4:6

It happened that when the containers were full, she said to her son, "Bring near me another container," but he said to her, "There is not another container." Then the olive oil stopped flowing.

Proverbs 6:4

Do not give sleep to your eyes, or slumber to your eyelids.

Deuteronomy 24:15

On his day you shall give his wage, and the sun shall not go {down}, because [he is] poor and {his life depends on it}; [do this] so that he does not cry out against you to Yahweh, {and you incur guilt}.

Psalm 49:7

Surely a man cannot redeem a brother. He cannot give to God his ransom

Ezekiel 33:15

[for example], [the] wicked returns a pledge for a loan, he restores {stolen property}, he goes in the statutes of life [so as] not to do injustice--certainly he will live; he will not die.

Proverbs 17:18

A person who lacks {sense} {pledges}; he becomes security before his neighbor.

2 Kings 4:2

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

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Job 22:6

"Indeed, you have required a pledge from your family for nothing, and you have stripped off [the] clothes of [the] naked.

Proverbs 22:26

Do not be with those who {give a pledge} {by becoming} surety.

Deuteronomy 24:6

"A person shall not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone, for {he is taking necessities of life as a pledge}.

Amos 2:8

They stretch themselves out beside every altar on clothing taken in pledge and they drink wine, bought with fines imposed, in the house of their God.

Topics on Debt

Being In Debt

45;13;8

Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another, for the one who loves someone else has fulfilled the law.

Cancelling Debts

5;15;1

"At the end of seven years you shall grant remission of debt.

Repaying Debt

19;37;21

[The] wicked borrows and does not repay, but [the] righteous [is] gracious and gives.