51 Bible Verses about Debt

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Luke 16:5

So he contacted his master's debtors one by one. He asked the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'

Luke 7:43

Simon answered, "I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled." Jesus said to him, "You have judged rightly."

Deuteronomy 15:3

You may exact payment from a foreigner, but whatever your fellow Israelite owes you, you must remit.

Romans 8:12

So then, brothers and sisters, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh

Matthew 18:25

Because he was not able to repay it, the lord ordered him to be sold, along with his wife, children, and whatever he possessed, and repayment to be made.

Colossians 2:14

He has destroyed what was against us, a certificate of indebtedness expressed in decrees opposed to us. He has taken it away by nailing it to the cross.

Matthew 18:24

As he began settling his accounts, a man who owed ten thousand talents was brought to him.

Proverbs 13:13

The one who despises instruction will pay the penalty, but whoever esteems instruction will be rewarded.

Matthew 18:30

But he refused. Instead, he went out and threw him in prison until he repaid the debt.

Proverbs 11:15

The one who puts up security for a stranger will surely have trouble, but whoever avoids shaking hands will be secure.

Luke 7:41

"A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed him five hundred silver coins, and the other fifty.

Matthew 18:28

After he went out, that same slave found one of his fellow slaves who owed him one hundred silver coins. So he grabbed him by the throat and started to choke him, saying, 'Pay back what you owe me!'

Nehemiah 10:31

We will not buy on the Sabbath or on a holy day from the neighboring peoples who bring their wares and all kinds of grain to sell on the Sabbath day. We will let the fields lie fallow every seventh year, and we will cancel every loan.

Romans 1:14

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

Luke 16:7

Then he said to another, 'And how much do you owe?' The second man replied, 'A hundred measures of wheat.' The manager said to him, 'Take your bill, and write eighty.'

Proverbs 6:5

Deliver yourself like a gazelle from a snare, and like a bird from the trap of the fowler.

Luke 7:42

When they could not pay, he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?"

Deuteronomy 31:10

He commanded them: "At the end of seven years, at the appointed time of the cancellation of debts, at the Feast of Temporary Shelters,

2 Kings 4:7

She went and told the prophet. He said, "Go, sell the olive oil. Repay your creditor, and then you and your sons can live off the rest of the profit."

Matthew 18:34

And in anger his lord turned him over to the prison guards to torture him until he repaid all he owed.

Proverbs 22:26

Do not be one who strikes hands in pledge or who puts up security for debts.

1 Samuel 22:2

All those who were in trouble or owed someone money or were discontented gathered around him, and he became their leader. He had about four hundred men with him.

Philemon 1:18

Now if he has defrauded you of anything or owes you anything, charge what he owes to me.

2 Kings 4:3

He said, "Go and ask all your neighbors for empty containers. Get as many as you can.

Deuteronomy 15:2

This is the nature of the cancellation: Every creditor must remit what he has loaned to another person; he must not force payment from his fellow Israelite, for it is to be recognized as "the Lord's cancellation of debts."

Matthew 18:32

Then his lord called the first slave and said to him, 'Evil slave! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me!

Romans 15:27

For they were pleased to do this, and indeed they are indebted to the Jerusalem saints. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are obligated also to minister to them in material things.

Proverbs 6:3

then, my child, do this in order to deliver yourself, because you have fallen into your neighbor's power: go, humble yourself, and appeal firmly to your neighbor.

Proverbs 6:1

My child, if you have made a pledge for your neighbor, and have become a guarantor for a stranger,

2 Kings 4:6

When the containers were full, she said to one of her sons, "Bring me another container." But he answered her, "There are no more." Then the olive oil stopped flowing.

Proverbs 6:4

Permit no sleep to your eyes or slumber to your eyelids.

Deuteronomy 24:15

You must pay his wage that very day before the sun sets, for he is poor and his life depends on it. Otherwise he will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty of sin.

Psalm 49:7

Certainly a man cannot rescue his brother; he cannot pay God an adequate ransom price

Ezekiel 33:15

He returns what was taken in pledge, pays back what he has stolen, and follows the statutes that give life, committing no iniquity. He will certainly live -- he will not die.

Proverbs 17:18

The one who lacks wisdom strikes hands in pledge, and puts up financial security for his neighbor.

2 Kings 4:2

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

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Job 22:6

"For you took pledges from your brothers for no reason, and you stripped the clothing from the naked.

Proverbs 22:26

Do not be one who strikes hands in pledge or who puts up security for debts.

Deuteronomy 24:6

One must not take either lower or upper millstones as security on a loan, for that is like taking a life itself as security.

Amos 2:8

They stretch out on clothing seized as collateral; they do so right beside every altar! They drink wine bought with the fines they have levied; they do so right in the temple of their God!

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