"If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest.

Exodus 22:25

13 Bible Verses about Creditors



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Nehemiah 5:10-12

"And likewise I, my brothers and my servants are lending them money and grain. Please, let us leave off this usury. "Please, give back to them this very day their fields, their vineyards, their olive groves and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money and of the grain, the new wine and the oil that you are exacting from them." Then they said, "We will give it back and will require nothing from them; we will do exactly as you say " So I called the priests and took an oath from them that they would do according to this promise.



Romans 13:8



Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.



Exodus 22:25-27

"If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest. "If you ever take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets, for that is his only covering; it is his cloak for his body. What else shall he sleep in? And it shall come about that when he cries out to Me, I will hear him, for I am gracious.



Deuteronomy 15:8



but you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.



Matthew 5:42



"Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.



Deuteronomy 23:19-20

"You shall not charge interest to your countrymen: interest on money, food, or anything that may be loaned at interest. "You may charge interest to a foreigner, but to your countrymen you shall not charge interest, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land which you are about to enter to possess.



Deuteronomy 24:6



"No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge.



Job 24:3



"They drive away the donkeys of the orphans; They take the widow's ox for a pledge.



2 Kings 4:1



Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD; and the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves."



Proverbs 22:7



The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender's slave.



Proverbs 28:8



He who increases his wealth by interest and usury Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.



Luke 16:1-8

Now He was also saying to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a manager, and this manager was reported to him as squandering his possessions. "And he called him and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an accounting of your management, for you can no longer be manager.' "The manager said to himself, 'What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig; I am ashamed to beg.read more.

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Nehemiah 5:7-9

I consulted with myself and contended with the nobles and the rulers and said to them, "You are exacting usury, each from his brother!" Therefore, I held a great assembly against them. I said to them, "We according to our ability have redeemed our Jewish brothers who were sold to the nations; now would you even sell your brothers that they may be sold to us?" Then they were silent and could not find a word to say. Again I said, "The thing which you are doing is not good; should you not walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the nations, our enemies?



Job 24:3-9

"They drive away the donkeys of the orphans; They take the widow's ox for a pledge. "They push the needy aside from the road; The poor of the land are made to hide themselves altogether. "Behold, as wild donkeys in the wilderness They go forth seeking food in their activity, As bread for their children in the desert. read more.

Matthew 18:28-30

"But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, 'Pay back what you owe.' "So his fellow slave fell to the ground and began to plead with him, saying, 'Have patience with me and I will repay you.' "But he was unwilling and went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed.



Creditors » Illustrative of » God's claim upon men

Matthew 18:23



"For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves.



Matthew 5:25



"Make friends quickly with your opponent at law while you are with him on the way, so that your opponent may not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.



Matthew 18:35



"My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart."



Creditors » Sometimes entirely remitted debts

Nehemiah 5:10-12

"And likewise I, my brothers and my servants are lending them money and grain. Please, let us leave off this usury. "Please, give back to them this very day their fields, their vineyards, their olive groves and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money and of the grain, the new wine and the oil that you are exacting from them." Then they said, "We will give it back and will require nothing from them; we will do exactly as you say " So I called the priests and took an oath from them that they would do according to this promise.



Matthew 18:27



"And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.



Luke 7:42



"When they were unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both. So which of them will love him more?"



Creditors » Often exacted debts » By selling the debtor's family

2 Kings 4:1



Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD; and the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves."



Job 24:9



"Others snatch the orphan from the breast, And against the poor they take a pledge.



Matthew 18:25



"But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made.



Creditors » Often exacted debts » From the sureties

Proverbs 22:26-27

Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts. If you have nothing with which to pay, Why should he take your bed from under you?



Proverbs 11:15



He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates being a guarantor is secure.



Creditors » Prohibited from » Exacting usury from brethren

Exodus 22:25



"If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest.



Leviticus 25:36-37

'Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you. 'You shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food for gain.



Creditors » Might demand » Security of others

Proverbs 22:26



Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts.



Proverbs 6:1



My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, Have given a pledge for a stranger,



Creditors » Often exacted debts » By imprisonment

Matthew 5:25



"Make friends quickly with your opponent at law while you are with him on the way, so that your opponent may not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.



Matthew 18:34



"And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him.



Creditors » Often exacted debts » By selling the debtor or taking him for a servant

Matthew 18:25



"But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made.



Exodus 21:2



"If you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve for six years; but on the seventh he shall go out as a free man without payment.



Creditors » Were often defrauded

1 Samuel 22:2



Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him; and he became captain over them. Now there were about four hundred men with him.



Luke 16:5-7

"And he summoned each one of his master's debtors, and he began saying to the first, 'How much do you owe my master?' "And he said, 'A hundred measures of oil.' And he said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.' "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 bill, and write eighty.'



Creditors » Might demand » Pledges

Deuteronomy 24:10-11

"When you make your neighbor a loan of any sort, you shall not enter his house to take his pledge. "You shall remain outside, and the man to whom you make the loan shall bring the pledge out to you.



Creditors » Exacting debts from brethren during sabbatical year

Deuteronomy 15:2-3

"This is the manner of remission: every creditor shall release what he has loaned to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother, because the LORD'S remission has been proclaimed. "From a foreigner you may exact it, but your hand shall release whatever of yours is with your brother.



Creditors » Prohibited from » Violently selecting pledges

Deuteronomy 24:10

"When you make your neighbor a loan of any sort, you shall not enter his house to take his pledge.



Creditors » Might take interest from strangers

Deuteronomy 23:20



"You may charge interest to a foreigner, but to your countrymen you shall not charge interest, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land which you are about to enter to possess.



Creditors » Prohibited from » Taking millstones in pledge

Deuteronomy 24:6



"No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge.



Creditors » To return before sunset, garments taken in pledge

Exodus 22:26-27

"If you ever take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets, for that is his only covering; it is his cloak for his body. What else shall he sleep in? And it shall come about that when he cries out to Me, I will hear him, for I am gracious.



Creditors » Often exacted debts » By selling the debtor's property

Matthew 18:25



"But since he did not have the means to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made.



Creditors » Illustrative of » The demands of the law

Galatians 5:3



And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law.



Creditors » Defined

Philemon 1:18



But if he has wronged you in any way or owes you anything, charge that to my account;



Creditors » Might demand » Mortgages on property

Nehemiah 5:3



There were others who said, "We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our houses that we might get grain because of the famine."



Creditors » Bills or promissory notes

Luke 16:6-7

"And he said, 'A hundred measures of oil.' And he said to him, 'Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.' "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 bill, and write eighty.'



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