59 occurrences in 14 translations

'Debt' in the Bible

If you buy a Hebrew servant [as the result of debt or theft], he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, paying nothing.

If anyone does wrong, and is untrue to the Lord, acting falsely to his neighbour in connection with something put in his care, or something given for a debt, or has taken away anything by force, or has been cruel to his neighbour,

And let this fiftieth year be kept holy, and say publicly that everyone in the land is free from debt: it is the Jubilee, and every man may go back to his heritage and to his family.

All the heave offerings [the lifted-out and kept portions] of the holy things which the Israelites give to the Lord I give to you and to your sons and your daughters with you, as a continual debt forever. It is a covenant of salt [that cannot be dissolved or violated] forever before the Lord for you [Aaron] and for your posterity with you.

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.

A man of another nation may be forced to make payment of his debt, but if your brother has anything of yours, let it go;

{Take care} so that there will not be {a thought of wickedness} in your heart, {saying}, 'The seventh year, the year of the remission of debt is near,' {and you view your needy neighbor with hostility}, and [so] you [do] not give to him, and he might cry [out] against you to Yahweh, and {you would incur guilt against yourself}.

"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.

'When thou liftest up on thy brother a debt of anything, thou dost not go in unto his house to obtain his pledge;

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,

And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

Now a certain woman, the wife of one of the sons of the prophets, came crying to Elisha and said, Your servant my husband is dead; and to your knowledge he was a worshipper of the Lord; but now, the creditor has come to take my two children as servants in payment of his debt.

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

And there were some who said, We are giving our fields and our vine-gardens and our houses for debt: let us get grain because we are in need.

And if the people of the land bring ware or any victuals on the sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy it of them on the sabbath, or on the holy day: and that we would leave the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.

For you have taken your brother's goods when he was not in your debt, and have taken away the clothing of those who have need of it.

The child without a father is forced from its mother's breast, and they take the young children of the poor for debt.

I keep the memory of my debt to you, O God; I will give you the offerings of praise.

I will come into your house with burned offerings, I will make payment of my debt to you,

Do this now [at once and earnestly], my son, and deliver yourself when you have put yourself into the power of your neighbor; go, bestir and humble yourself, and beg your neighbor [to pay his debt and thereby release you].

The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.

Sorrow is mine, my mother, because you have given birth to me, a cause of fighting and argument in all the earth! I have not made men my creditors and I am not in debt to any, but every one of them is cursing me.

if he doesn't oppress anyone, but instead returns the debtor's security for his debt, if he doesn't rob anyone, but instead shares his food with the hungry and gives clothes to those who are naked,

oppresses the afflicted and the poor, robs others, doesn't return security for a debt, looks to idols, does detestable things,

Or done wrong to any, or taken anything from one in his debt, or taken goods by force, but has given food to him who was in need of it, and clothing to him who was without it;

If the evil-doer lets one who is in his debt have back what is his, and gives back what he had taken by force, and is guided by the rules of life, doing no evil; life will certainly be his, death will not overtake him.

By every altar they are stretched on clothing taken from those who are in their debt, drinking in the house of their god the wine of those who have made payment for wrongdoing.

And at the start, one came to him who was in his debt for ten thousand talents.

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.

Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.

But that servant went out, and meeting one of the other servants, who was in debt to him for one hundred pence, he took him by the throat, saying, Make payment of your debt.

Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:

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

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

but as they had nothing to pay, he forgave both of them their debt: say, which of them therefore will love him most?

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

And sending for every one who was in debt to his lord he said to the first, What is the amount of your debt to my lord?

Then he said to another, What is the amount of your debt? And he said, A hundred measures of grain. And he said to him, Take your account and put down eighty.

In all things and in all places we are conscious of our great debt to you, most noble Felix.

Both to Greeks and to barbarians (to the cultured and to the uncultured), both to the wise and the foolish, I have an obligation to discharge and a duty to perform and a debt to pay.

So then, my brothers, we are in debt, not to the flesh to be living in the way of the flesh:

Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor [who practices loving others] has fulfilled the Law [relating to one's fellowmen, meeting all its requirements].

They were pleased to do it; and surely they are in debt to them, for if these Gentiles have come to share in their [the Jerusalem Jews'] spiritual blessings, then they ought also to be of service to them in material blessings.

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.

We ought and indeed are obligated [as those in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, as is fitting, because your faith is growing exceedingly and the love of every one of you each toward the others is increasing and abounds.

If he has done you any wrong or is in debt to you for anything, put it to my account.

I, Paul, writing this myself, say, I will make payment to you: and I do not say to you that you are in debt to me even for your life.

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Definition
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חוב 
Chowb 
Usage: 1

משּׁאה 
Mashsha'ah 
Usage: 2

נשׁא 
Nasha' 
Usage: 4

נשׁי 
N@shiy 
Usage: 1

ὀφειλέτης 
Opheiletes 
Usage: 4

ὀφειλή 
Opheile 
Usage: 1

ὀφείλημα 
Opheilema 
Usage: 1

ὀφείλω ὀφειλέω 
Opheilo 
ought , owe , be bound , be duty , be a debtor , be guilty , be indebted ,
Usage: 24

χρεωφειλέτης 
Chreopheiletes 
Usage: 0



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