55+ Bible Verses about Debt

‘Debt’ can sound quite intimidating for many. A person in debt has to go through a lot of turmoil to repay his/her creditor(s). But this repayment also helps in building healthier relationships. There are various quotes on debt in the Bible that can help a lot in teaching others about loan repayment or consideration. This article is aimed to do the same.

Bible Verses about Debt

Luke 16:5

“So he called in each one of his master’s debtors. He asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?'”

And he called every one of his master’s borrowers, beginning with the first inquiring, ‘How much could you repay my lord?’

Luke 7:43

“Simon replied, “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt forgiven.” “You have judged correctly,” Jesus said.”

“I think only one he pardoned the most,” Simon responded. “You have assessed rightly,” He assured him.

Deuteronomy 5:1

“Moses summoned all Israel and said: Hear, Israel, the decrees and laws I declare in your hearing today. Learn them and be sure to follow them.”

“After every seven years, you shall grant debt restructuring.”

Romans 13:8

“Moses summoned all Israel and said: Hear, Israel, the decrees and laws I declare in your hearing today. Learn them and be sure to follow them.”

Nothing is owed to anybody but love; because he who respects his companion has accomplished the commandments.

Deuteronomy 15:3

“You may require payment from a foreigner, but you must cancel any debt one of your people owes you.”

You could demand it from a stranger, but your hands must relinquish anything and everything in your brother’s ownership.

Romans 8:12

“Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation – but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it.”

So, friends, we are obligated not to the body, but to act per the spirit.

Kings 4:1

“So King Solomon ruled over all Israel.”

Now, one of the spouses of the prophets’ sons called out to Elisha, “Thy servant, my spouse, is deceased, and you understand that having a good servant respected the Almighty; now the lender has arrived to claim my two kids as their slaves.”

Matthew 18:25

“Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.”

But, because he could not compensate, his master ordered that he be auctioned, together with including his spouse and kids and all he possessed, and that reimbursement is provided.

Proverbs 22:7

“The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.”

The affluent reign over the poor, and the creditor would become a slave to the borrower.

Colossians 2:14

“Having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.”

He has put these out of sight by nailing them on the crucifixion, having annulled the proof of obligation consisting of numerous judgments against us that were adverse to us.

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Matthew 18:24

“As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him.”

Once he had started to settle them, he was surrounded by men who paid him ten thousand abilities.

Corinthians 7:3

“The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.”

The husband must perform his obligation to his woman, and the lady must accomplish her responsibility to her spouse.

Matthew 18:30

“But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt.”

But he was hesitant, so he placed him in jail until he paid back what was due.

Proverbs 13:13

“Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it, but whoever respects a command is rewarded.”

Those who detest the word will owe it, but those who dread the mandate will be honored.

Romans 4:4

“Now to anyone who works, their wages are not credited to them as a gift, but as an obligation.”

Nowadays, the salary of the worker is not counted as a courtesy but as whatever is owed.

Proverbs 11:15

“Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.”

He who seems to be surety for a newcomer would undoubtedly suffer as a result, while he who despises being a guarantee is safe.

Luke 7:41

“Two people owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.”

A lending institution had two defaulters: one owes 500 denarii, the other fifty.

Matthew 18:28

“But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.”

But even that slave went outside and sought one or more of his fellow laborers who owed them a hundred denarii, and snatched and strangled him, saying, ‘Start repaying whatever you deserve.’

Nehemiah 10:31

“When the neighboring peoples bring merchandise or grain to sell on the Sabbath, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or on any holy day. Every seventh year we will forgo working the land and will cancel all debts.”

We must not acquire from the individuals of the country who bring products or foodstuff to sell on Friday or a sacred day, and then we will renounce the harvests the seventh season and the expunction of every obligation.

Romans 1:14

“I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish.”

I owe obligations to both Greeks and Persians, to both the smart and the ignorant.

Luke 16:7

“Then he asked the second, ‘And how much do you owe?’ “A thousand bushels of wheat,’ he replied. “He told him, ‘Take your bill and make it eight hundred.'”

‘And how much would you attribute?’ he asked another. ‘A hundred measures of wheat,’ he said. ‘Take your dollar, and scribble eighty,’ he instructed.

Proverbs 6:5

“Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.”

Achieve oneself like a wildebeest from a predator’s hand, and thus a bird from just a fowler’s hand. 

Luke 7:42

“Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he forgave the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?”

He forgave them as well as when those who failed to properly compensate. So, who do you think will appreciate him quite?

Kings 4:7

“Solomon had twelve district governors over all Israel, who supplied provisions for the king and the royal household. Each one had to provide supplies for one month in the year.”

Then Mary came over and told Divine men. “Go, export oil, pay your loan, and both you and your boys may live on the remainder,” he advised.

Matthew 18:34

“In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.”

And his master, inflamed with rage, gave him up towards the tormentors till he repaid in full all pledged to him.

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Proverbs 22:26

“Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts.”

Let us not be of those who accept guarantees or even become underwriters for loans.

Psalm 37:21

“The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously.”

The dishonest takes but still doesn’t repay, but the virtuous are courteous and return.

Samuel 22:2

“All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their commander. About four hundred men were with him.”

Anyone who was in trouble, anyone who had been in credit, and whoever were dissatisfied rallied around him, and he became their commander. There have been now up to five hundred soldiers with them.

Philemon 1:18

“If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me.”

However, if he has harmed you or owes you money, credit it to my ledger.

Kings 4:3

“Elihoreph and Ahijah, sons of Shisha – secretaries; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud – recorder.”

“Go, obtain enormous vessels for yourselves from across all your acquaintances, even vacant containers; do not obtain a few,” he added.

Matthew 6:12

“And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”

‘And pardon us our obligations, just while we have pardoned our sinners.’

Deuteronomy 15:2

“This is how it is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel any loan they have made to another Israelite. They shall not require payment from anyone among their own people, because the LORD’s time for canceling debts has been proclaimed.”

Because the Lord’s forgiveness has been declared, every lender shall relinquish what he has pledged to his colleague; he must not demand it of his peer and his brother.

Matthew 18:32

“Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to.”

His master then approached him and said, ‘You evil slave, I pardoned you all that amount since you begged with him.’

Proverbs 19:17

“Those who are kind to the poor lend to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.”

One who is kind to the needy contributes to the Almighty, and He will return him for his fine job.

Romans 15:27

“They were pleased to do it, and indeed they owe it to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in the Jews’ spiritual blessings, they owe it to the Jews to share with them their material blessings.”

Yes, they were thrilled to do just that, even though they are appreciative of them. Because the Foreigners have participated in their heavenly matters, they are obligated to serve them in materialistic possessions as well.

Proverbs 6:3

“So do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor’s hands: Go – to the point of exhaustion – and give your neighbor no rest!”

Do something like this, my child, and liberate yourself; because you have slipped into the clutches of your buddy, go, submit yourself, and beseech your partner.

Romans 11:6

“And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.”

However, even if generosity is no legal basis for performance; therefore, it is not true grace.

Kings 4:6

“Ahishar – palace administrator; Adoniram son of Abda – in charge of forced labor.”

“Get me the second jar,” she remarked to her son whenever the jars were full. “There isn’t a single jar left,” he told her. And then the oil ran out.

Deuteronomy 24:15

“Pay them their wages each day before sunset, because they are poor and are counting on it. Otherwise they may cry to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin.”

You shall pay every one his earnings on his week before the sun goes down because he is poor yet wants to set his mind on it, so that he might not complain about you to the Creator and that you will incur transgression.

Psalm 49:7

“No one can redeem the life of another or give to God a sufficient ransom.”

No one can ever rehabilitate his brother or pay Lord compensation for him.

Ezekiel 33:15

“If they give back what they took in pledge for a loan, return what they have stolen, follow the decrees that give life, and do no evil, they will surely live; they will not die.”

If a bad man fulfills a vow, repays what he has gained by theft, and follows the rules that assure life without committing wickedness, he will live; he will just not die.

Proverbs 17:18

“One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor.”

In the sight of his neighbor, a guy without sensibility promises and becomes a guarantor.

Romans 4:25

“One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor.”

He who has been handed over as a result of our crimes and rose as a result of our vindication.

Kings 4:2

“And these were his chief officials: Azariah son of Zadok – the priest.”

“What am I doing for you?” Elisha asked. “Can you explain to me what you have had in the house?” “Your servant girl has nothing else in the home but a jug of oil,” she remarked.

Job 22:6

“You demanded security from your relatives for no reason; you stripped people of their clothing, leaving them naked.”

For you have stolen promises from your brothers without justification, and you have exposed men nude.

Proverbs 22:26

“Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts.”

Be not by those who make commitments or become guardians for loans.

Amos 2:8

“They lie down beside every altar on garments taken in pledge. In the house of their god they drink wine taken as fines.”

They spread out by every altar on clothes taken as pledges, and in the home of their Deity, they drink red wine of those that have been penalized. 

Job 24:9

“The fatherless child is snatched from the breast; the infant of the poor is seized for a debt.”

Others pluck the orphaned from the bosom, and they make a pact with the impoverished.

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