22 Bible Verses about Borrowing Money

Psalm 37:21 ESV / 148 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 129 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:8 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:26-27 ESV / 102 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?

Exodus 22:25-27 ESV / 70 helpful votes

“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.

Proverbs 3:27-28 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.

Proverbs 28:20 ESV / 33 helpful votes

A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

Luke 6:35 ESV / 29 helpful votes

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

Deuteronomy 28:12 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 21:17 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.

Deuteronomy 15:7 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother,

Proverbs 25:21-22 ESV / 23 helpful votes

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink, for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.

Proverbs 6:6-11 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,

Proverbs 22:26 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Be not one of those who give pledges, who put up security for debts.

Deuteronomy 28:44 ESV / 15 helpful votes

He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him. He shall be the head, and you shall be the tail.

Ezekiel 18:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Does not lend at interest or take any profit, withholds his hand from injustice, executes true justice between man and man,

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Revelation 22:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done.

Matthew 5:26 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.

Ezekiel 18:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, commits no robbery, gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with a garment,

Proverbs 11:1-31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight. When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them. Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.

John 10:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

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