70 Bible Verses about Credit

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Luke 14:28 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

Luke 16:11 ESV / 20 helpful votes

If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 28:12 ESV / 7 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.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“No one 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.

Proverbs 22:26-27 ESV / 6 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 28:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.

Deuteronomy 15:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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.

Matthew 5:42 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 5:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.

Proverbs 17:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

One who lacks sense gives a pledge and puts up security in the presence of his neighbor.

Proverbs 11:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm, but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure.

Luke 12:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Proverbs 28:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.

Proverbs 22:26 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Deuteronomy 15:1-2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“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.

Exodus 22:25 ESV / 3 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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly;

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 2 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.”

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Colossians 3:23-24 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:11-13 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Corinthians 16:2 ESV / 2 helpful votes

On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.

Romans 13:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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.

John 14:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Luke 16:10-12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own?

Luke 12:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!

Luke 6:35 ESV / 2 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.

Luke 6:34-35 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 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.

Luke 6:32-35 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 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.

Mark 4:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes

But the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.

Matthew 25:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest.

Isaiah 50:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Where is your mother's certificate of divorce, with which I sent her away? Or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities you were sold, and for your transgressions your mother was sent away.

Ecclesiastes 5:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 5:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow.

Proverbs 28:22 ESV / 2 helpful votes

A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him.

Proverbs 27:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds,

Proverbs 27:12 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

Proverbs 22:16 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Proverbs 21:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.

Proverbs 15:27 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.

Proverbs 14:23 ESV / 2 helpful votes

In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.

Proverbs 13:7 ESV / 2 helpful votes

One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.

Proverbs 13:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Proverbs 13:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

Proverbs 12:24 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.

Proverbs 12:11 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.

Proverbs 11:28 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.

Proverbs 11:4 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV / 2 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.

Psalm 62:10 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Put no trust in extortion; set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

Psalm 37:1-40 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. ...

Psalm 15:5 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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.

2 Kings 4:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes

Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.”

Deuteronomy 28:43-45 ESV / 2 helpful votes

The sojourner who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him. He shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. “All these curses shall come upon you and pursue you and overtake you till you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes that he commanded you.

Deuteronomy 24:6 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“No one shall take a mill or an upper millstone in pledge, for that would be taking a life in pledge.

Deuteronomy 23:19-20 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“You shall not charge interest on loans to your brother, interest on money, interest on food, interest on anything that is lent for interest. 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.

Deuteronomy 15:1-3 ESV / 2 helpful votes

“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. Of a foreigner you may exact it, but whatever of yours is with your brother your hand shall release.

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