12 Bible Verses about Borrowing

Psalm 37:21 ESV / 28 helpful votes

The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives;

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:42 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:30 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.

Proverbs 22:26-27 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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?

Deuteronomy 17:9-11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And you shall come to the Levitical priests and to the judge who is in office in those days, and you shall consult them, and they shall declare to you the decision. Then you shall do according to what they declare to you from that place that the Lord will choose. And you shall be careful to do according to all that they direct you. According to the instructions that they give you, and according to the decision which they pronounce to you, you shall do. You shall not turn aside from the verdict that they declare to you, either to the right hand or to the left.

Exodus 22:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“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.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Nehemiah 5:1-13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now there arose a great outcry of the people and of their wives against their Jewish brothers. For there were those who said, “With our sons and our daughters, we are many. So let us get grain, that we may eat and keep alive.” 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.” ...

Exodus 12:35 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The people of Israel had also done as Moses told them, for they had asked the Egyptians for silver and gold jewelry and for clothing.

Exodus 22:15 ESV / 2 helpful votes

If the owner was with it, he shall not make restitution; if it was hired, it came for its hiring fee.

Exodus 11:2 ESV / 1 helpful vote

Speak now in the hearing of the people, that they ask, every man of his neighbor and every woman of her neighbor, for silver and gold jewelry.”

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