'Debt' in the Bible
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.
“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.
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,
In addition, every man who was desperate, in debt, or discontented rallied around him, and he became their leader. About 400 men were with him.
She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go sell the oil and pay your debt; you and your sons can live on the rest.”
When the surrounding peoples bring merchandise or any kind of grain to sell on the Sabbath day, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or a holy day. We will also leave the land uncultivated in the seventh year and will cancel every debt.
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, after he had summoned him, his master said to him, ‘You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me.
And forgive us our sins,for we ourselves also forgive everyonein debt to us.And do not bring us into temptation.”
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.