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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) One who credits, believes, or trusts.

2. (n.) One who gives credit in business matters; hence, one to whom money is due; -- correlative to debtor.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


(a) nosheh, participle of nashah: Exodus 22:24 (English translation: 25); 2 Kings 4:1 Isaiah 50:1; translated "extortioner," Psalm 109:11; "taker of usury," Isaiah 24:2 the King James Version;

(b) malweh, participle of lawah, Isaiah 24:2 the Revised Version (British and American), the King James Version "lender";

(c) ba`al mashsheh yadho: "lord of the loan of his hand," Deuteronomy 15:2;

(d) danistes: Luke 7:41, "creditor" the King James Version, "lender" the Revised Version (British and American); compare further danistos, Sirach 29:28, "lender" the King James Version, "money-lender" the Revised Version (British and American):

In the ideal social system of the Old Testament, debts are incurred only because of poverty, and the law protected the poor debtor from his creditor, who in Exodus 22:25 is forbidden to demand interest, and in Deuteronomy 15:2 to exact payment in view of the nearness of the year of release. 2 Kings 4:1 shows that the actual practice was not so considerate, and in consequence the creditor fell into bad repute. In Psalm 109:11 he is the extortioner; in Proverbs 29:13 the oppressor is evidently the creditor, though a different word is used; compare also Proverbs 22:7. In Sirach 29:28 the importunity of the creditor is one of the hardships of the poor man of understanding. The actual practice of the Jews may be gathered from Nehemiah 5:1; Jeremiah 34:8; and Sirach 29:1-11.

See also DEBT.

Walter R. Betteridge

1157. danistes -- a moneylender
... a moneylender. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: danistes Phonetic
Spelling: (dan-ice-tace') Short Definition: a lender, creditor Definition: a ...
// - 6k

586. apodekatoo -- to pay a tenth of
... give, pay, or take a tithe. From apo and dekatoo; to tithe (as debtor or creditor) --
(give, pay, take) tithe. see GREEK apo. see GREEK dekatoo. ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
5383. nashah -- to lend, become a creditor
... 5382, 5383. nashah. 5384 . to lend, become a creditor. Transliteration: nashah
Phonetic Spelling: (naw-shaw') Short Definition: creditor. Word Origin a prim ...
/hebrew/5383.htm - 6k

5377. nasha -- to lend on interest, be a creditor
... 5376, 5377. nasha. 5378 . to lend on interest, be a creditor. Transliteration:
nasha Phonetic Spelling: (naw-shaw') Short Definition: made. Word Origin a prim ...
/hebrew/5377.htm - 6k

4874. mashsheh -- a loan
... mashsheh. 4875 . a loan. Transliteration: mashsheh Phonetic Spelling: (mash-sheh')
Short Definition: creditor. ... creditor. From nashah; a debt -- + creditor. ...
/hebrew/4874.htm - 6k

3027. yad -- hand
... care (7), charge (7), close* (1), coast (1), command (3), compulsion* (3), consecrate*
(3), consecrated* (4), control (1), courage* (1), creditor* (1), custody ...
/hebrew/3027.htm - 8k

1167. baal -- owner, lord
... NASB Word Usage allies* (1), archers* (1), bird* (1), bound (1), bridegroom (1),
captain (1), case* (1), charmer* (1), citizens (1), creditor* (1), dominant (1 ...
/hebrew/1167.htm - 6k


The Righteousness of Christ is not Imputed to us for Righteousness ...
... If a man who owes another a hundred florins, pays this his creditor the hundred
which he owes, the creditor will not speak with correctness if he says, "I ...
/.../the works of james arminius vol 1/article xxiv iv the righteousness.htm

Letter Xli. St. Ambrose in this Letter to his Sister Continues the ...
... 7. And let no one be startled at the word "creditor." [3576] We were before under
a hard creditor, who was not to be satisfied and paid to the full but by the ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/letter xli st ambrose in.htm

Moses' Prayer to be Blotted Out of God's Book.
... "SINS are compared to debts, which are written in the creditor's book, and crossed,
or blotted out, when paid.* Man's sins are written in the book of God's ...
/.../lee/sermons on various important subjects/sermon viii moses prayer to.htm

"Therefore, Brethren, we are Debtors, not to the Flesh, to Live ...
... But let us inquire further into this debt. "We are debtors," saith he, and he
instanceth what is not the creditor, by which he giveth us to understand who is ...
/.../the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon xxxii therefore brethren we.htm

The Two Debtors
... LUKE Chaps. I to XII THE TWO DEBTORS. 'There was a certain creditor which had two
debtors; the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.42. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/the two debtors.htm

Whether we Ought to do Good to those Rather who are More Closely ...
... Yet, again, this would not apply if the creditor were in equal distress: in which
case, however, the claims on either side would have to be weighed with regard ...
// theologica/whether we ought to do 2.htm

The Precept of Loving One's Enemies it is as Much Taught in the ...
... likewise. But in order that no man may be indigent, you have in Deuteronomy
a provision commanded by the Creator to the creditor. ...
/.../tertullian/the five books against marcion/chapter xvi the precept of loving.htm

Whether Fraternal Correction is a Matter of Precept?
... Now when a man owes anyone a material due, such as the payment of a sum of money,
he must not be content that his creditor come to him, but he should seek him ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether fraternal correction is a.htm

Forgiven and Unforgiving
... transgressions against the Father? But the next point to be noticed is the
stern legal right of the creditor. It sounds harsh, cruel ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/forgiven and unforgiving.htm

The Sufferings of Christ Reconciled with the Goodness of God.
... Suppose that a creditor, through compassion to certain debtors, should persuade
a benevolent and opulent man to pay him in their stead; would not the debtors ...
/.../a theodicy or vindication of the divine glory/chapter iii the sufferings of.htm

Creditor (8 Occurrences)
... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CREDITOR. ... 2 Kings 4:1 shows that the actual practice
was not so considerate, and in consequence the creditor fell into bad repute. ...
/c/creditor.htm - 11k

Debtor (7 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Various regulations as to the relation between
debtor and creditor are laid down in the Scriptures. (1 ...
/d/debtor.htm - 16k

Pledge (55 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The transfer of possession of personal property from a debtor to a creditor
as security for a debt or engagement; also, the contract created between ...
/p/pledge.htm - 28k

Loan (9 Occurrences)
... taken. A creditor could not enter the house to reclaim a pledge, but must
remain outside till the borrower brought it (10, 11). ...
/l/loan.htm - 16k

Exact (31 Occurrences)
... not the Revised Version (British and American)) Job 11:6 (but see below); Psalm
89:22), to demand interest, to be a harsh and importunate creditor, a practice ...
/e/exact.htm - 18k

Lend (21 Occurrences)
... 15:1-6; Deuteronomy 23:19, 20; 24:10, 11; 28:12, 44, borrowing and lending are taken
for granted as existing in Israel, but the creditor is required to release ...
/l/lend.htm - 18k

Debt (48 Occurrences)
... Even where a pledge is given and received, certain restrictions are thrown around
it, eg the creditor must not take a mill, nor a necessary garment, nor a ...
/d/debt.htm - 28k

Interest (35 Occurrences)
... The law of Moses (Exodus 22:25) forbade loaning at interest. There was to be no
creditor and no taker of interest among them (Leviticus 25:36, 37). ...
/i/interest.htm - 21k

Tirshatha (5 Occurrences)
... lord." It seems more probable that it is derived from the Babylonian root rashu,
"to take possession of," from which we get the noun rashu, "creditor." In this ...
/t/tirshatha.htm - 10k

Delegation (5 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) A kind of notation by which a debtor, to be liberated from his creditor,
gives him a third person, who becomes obliged in his stead to the creditor, or ...
/d/delegation.htm - 8k

Creditor (8 Occurrences)

Luke 7:41
There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.

Exodus 22:25
"If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be to him as a creditor; neither shall you charge him interest.

Deuteronomy 15:2
This is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release that which he has lent to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother; because Yahweh's release has been proclaimed.

2 Kings 4:1
Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets to Elisha, saying, "Your servant my husband is dead. You know that your servant feared Yahweh. Now the creditor has come to take for himself my two children to be slaves."

Psalms 109:11
Let the creditor seize all that he has. Let strangers plunder the fruit of his labor.

Proverbs 22:7
The man of wealth has rule over the poor, and he who gets into debt is a servant to his creditor.

Proverbs 29:13
The poor man and his creditor come face to face: the Lord gives light to their eyes equally.

Isaiah 24:2
It will be as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the creditor, so with the debtor; as with the taker of interest, so with the giver of interest.



Creditor: Laws Concerning

Creditor: Merciful

Creditor: Oppressions of

Related Terms

Debtor (7 Occurrences)

Pledge (55 Occurrences)

Loan (9 Occurrences)

Exact (31 Occurrences)

Lend (21 Occurrences)

Debt (48 Occurrences)

Interest (35 Occurrences)

Tirshatha (5 Occurrences)

Delegation (5 Occurrences)

Borrowing (1 Occurrence)

Slavery (31 Occurrences)

Slave (148 Occurrences)

Code (6 Occurrences)

Demand (34 Occurrences)

Credited (19 Occurrences)


Needy (83 Occurrences)

Owing (7 Occurrences)

Joint (12 Occurrences)

Lendeth (4 Occurrences)

Lent (9 Occurrences)

Giver (21 Occurrences)

Worshipper (15 Occurrences)

Revered (7 Occurrences)

Relax (5 Occurrences)

Extension (2 Occurrences)

Equally (21 Occurrences)

Extent (15 Occurrences)

Denaries (6 Occurrences)

Debts (10 Occurrences)

Discharge (30 Occurrences)

Defraud (11 Occurrences)

Moneylender (2 Occurrences)

Product (5 Occurrences)

Pence (8 Occurrences)

Bill (9 Occurrences)

Boys (15 Occurrences)

Buyer (7 Occurrences)

Bond-men (16 Occurrences)

Canceling (3 Occurrences)

Cloak (73 Occurrences)

Countryman (19 Occurrences)

Cancel (4 Occurrences)

Creditors (4 Occurrences)

Seller (4 Occurrences)

Satisfy (32 Occurrences)

Secure (78 Occurrences)

Remission (18 Occurrences)

Require (46 Occurrences)

Mistress (20 Occurrences)

Eli'sha (52 Occurrences)

Taker (26 Occurrences)

Toil (66 Occurrences)

Aught (52 Occurrences)

Salvation (386 Occurrences)

Neighbour (139 Occurrences)

Release (61 Occurrences)

Strangers (95 Occurrences)

Israelite (83 Occurrences)

Proclaimed (114 Occurrences)

Neighbor (123 Occurrences)

Feared (134 Occurrences)

Seize (91 Occurrences)

Maid (57 Occurrences)

Plunder (118 Occurrences)

Act (204 Occurrences)

Gets (122 Occurrences)

Payment (168 Occurrences)

Fruits (109 Occurrences)

Profit (143 Occurrences)

Slaves (119 Occurrences)

Wives (159 Occurrences)

Labor (181 Occurrences)

Poor (276 Occurrences)

Elisha (70 Occurrences)

General (9 Occurrences)

Forgiveness (124 Occurrences)

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