Inspirational Quotations
Borrowing & Debt

Proverbs 22:7

The Bible never states that borrowing or debt is a sin. However, check out these inspirational quotations to see that it was never God's intention for His people to be in debt. When you are the borrower, you put yourself into the position of servant to your creditor. In some instances, borrowing money could be seen as a curse for disobedience.

Deuteronomy 15:1
At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts. (NIV)

Deuteronomy 15:6
For the LORD your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you. (NIV)

Deuteronomy 28:12
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. (NIV)

Psalm 37:21
The wicked borrow and do not repay,but the righteous give generously; (NIV)

Proverbs 6:1-5
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another, if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor's hands: Go and humble yourself; press your plea with your neighbor! Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids. Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler. (NIV)

Proverbs 11:15
He who puts up security for another will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to strike hands in pledge is safe. (NIV)

Proverbs 17:18
A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. (NIV)

Proverbs 22:3
A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. (NIV)

Proverbs 22:7
The rich rule over the poor,and the borrower is servant to the lender. (NIV)

Proverbs 22:26-27
Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you. (NIV)

Matthew 18:24-25
As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. 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. (NIV)

Romans 13:8
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. (NIV)

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