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Debt

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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The Mosaic law encouraged the practice of lending (Deuteronomy 15:7; Psalm 37:26; Matthew 5:42 ); but it forbade the exaction of interest except from foreigners. Usury was strongly condemned (Proverbs 28:8; Ezekiel 18:8,13,17; 22:12; Psalm 15:5 ). On the Sabbatical year all pecuniary obligations were cancelled (Deuteronomy 15:1-11 ). These regulations prevented the accumulation of debt.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Debt'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​d/debt.html. 1897.
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