20 Bible Verses For Debt

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Today we will be dealing with 20 bible verses for Debt.

According to Oxford English dictionary Debt is the state of owing. Ddebt can be in form of owing people money or a favor. Owing someone can lead to embarrassment, which is a bad image for us especially as Christians. As Christians we know that our Father who art in heaven is full of riches and glory, which we believe that it’s our inheritance. It isn’t in God’s will for us to owe.

Christ has paid our debts. Remember Jesus said it’s settled. What we need to do as Christians is to let Him take over the wheel and babe the driver and director of our lives. Debt doesn’t only mean owing money, aas believers we owe Christ our service as the bible says there’s no condemnation for us who are in Christ Jesus therefore what we need to do is to give our commitment and serve God wholeheartedly which is our reasonable and acceptable service to God.

We need to acknowledge God in every aspect of our lives if we want God to settle and pay our debt fully.What is it that we think is impossible for God to do for us?, Is it

  • From sinful debt
  • To save us from embarrassment etc,
  • Generational curses that brought debts into our lives , God is still in the business of answering prayers.

That’s why today’s topic is all about prayers for debts. We pray God will meet us at the point of our needs as We journey through the verses together.


1. Exodus 22:25-27

If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be like a moneylender to him, and you shall not exact interest from him. If ever you take your neighbor’s cloak in pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun goes down, for that is his only covering, and it is his cloak for his body; in what else shall he sleep? And if he cries to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.


2. Romans 13:8

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.


3. Romans 13:7

Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.


4. Proverbs 22:26-27

Be not one of those who give pledges, who put up security for debts. If you have nothing with which to pay, why should your bed be taken from under you?


5. Deuteronomy 28:12

The Lord will open to you his good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. And you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.


6. Deuteronomy 15:1-2

At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release. And this is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release what he has lent to his neighbor. He shall not exact it of his neighbor, his brother, because the Lord‘s release has been proclaimed.


7. Deuteronomy 15:6

For the Lord your God will bless you, as he promised you, and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow, and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you.


8. James 4:13-15

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.


9. Nehemiah 5:3-5

There were also those who said, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards, and our houses to get grain because of the famine.” And there were those who said, “We have borrowed money for the king’s tax on our fields and our vineyards. Now our flesh is as the flesh of our brothers, our children are as their children. Yet we are forcing our sons and our daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters have already been enslaved, but it is not in our power to help it, for other men have our fields and our vineyards.


10. Deuteronomy 23:20

You may charge a foreigner interest, but you may not charge your brother interest, that the Lord your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land that you are entering to take possession of it.


11. Leviticus 25:35-37

If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you. Take no interest from him or profit, but fear your God, that your brother may live beside you. You shall not lend him your money at interest, nor give him your food for profit.


12. Luke 16:13

No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.


13. Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.


14. Exodus 22:14

If a man borrows anything of his neighbor, and it is injured or dies, the owner not being with it, he shall make full restitution.


15. Psalm 112:5

It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.


16. Psalm 37:26

He is ever lending generously, and his children become a blessing.


17. Psalm 15:5

Who does not put out his money at interest and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.


18. Proverbs 22:7

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.


19. Proverbs 13:22

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.


20. Matthew 5:42

Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

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