10 “When you (A)lend your brother anything, you shall not go into his house to get his pledge. 11 You shall stand outside, and the man to whom you lend shall bring the pledge out to you. 12 And if the man is poor, you shall not [a]keep his pledge overnight. 13 (B)You shall in any case return the pledge to him again when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his own garment and (C)bless you; and (D)it shall be righteousness to you before the Lord your God.

14 “You shall not (E)oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether one of your brethren or one of the aliens who is in your land within your gates. 15 Each day (F)you shall give him his wages, and not let the sun go down on it, for he is poor and has set his heart on it; (G)lest he cry out against you to the Lord, and it be sin to you.

16 (H)“Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall children be put to death for their fathers; a person shall be put to death for his own sin.

17 (I)“You shall not pervert justice due the stranger or the fatherless, (J)nor take a widow’s garment as a pledge. 18 But (K)you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and the Lord your God redeemed you from there; therefore I command you to do this thing.

19 (L)“When you reap your harvest in your field, and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may (M)bless you in all the work of your hands. 20 When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over the boughs again; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. 21 When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it afterward; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow.

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  1. Deuteronomy 24:12 Lit. sleep with his pledge

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