18:7 pledge. See vv. 12, 16; Ex. 22:26; Deut. 24:10–13, 17; Prov. 20:16; Amos 2:8. An ostracon (a piece of broken pottery with writing on it) of the late seventh century b.c. records the complaint of a field worker to a village official that his employer had taken his garment and kept it.