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Want to know what the Bible says about Debt? Here are 82 Bible verses about Debt from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 22:7 NIV
The rich rule over the poor,
    and the borrower is slave to the lender.
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Romans 13:8 NIV
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.
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Romans 13:7 NIV
Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
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Proverbs 22:26-27 NIV
26 Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge
    or puts up security for debts;
27 if you lack the means to pay,
    your very bed will be snatched from under you.
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Luke 14:28 NIV
“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?
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1 Timothy 5:8 NIV
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
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Matthew 6:24 NIV
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
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Proverbs 13:22 NIV
A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children,
    but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
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Proverbs 22:26 NIV
Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge
    or puts up security for debts;
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Luke 16:11 NIV
So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?
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Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
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Matthew 6:33 NIV
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
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Deuteronomy 28:12 NIV
The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.
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Exodus 22:25-27 NIV
25 “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not treat it like a business deal; charge no interest. 26 If you take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, return it by sunset, 27 because that cloak is the only covering your neighbor has. What else can they sleep in? When they cry out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.
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Proverbs 13:11 NIV
Dishonest money dwindles away,
    but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.
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Luke 16:10 NIV
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.
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Proverbs 21:20 NIV
The wise store up choice food and olive oil,
    but fools gulp theirs down.
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Hebrews 13:5 NIV
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you;
    never will I forsake you.”
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Matthew 5:42 NIV
Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
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1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
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