Various Laws

“No one shall seize a handmill or an upper millstone as a pledge for a loan, since he would be seizing the debtor’s [a]means of life as a pledge.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 24:6 Lit soul

10 (A)When you make your neighbor a loan of any kind, you shall not enter his house to take his pledge. 11 You shall stand outside, and the person to whom you are making the loan shall bring the pledge outside to you. 12 And if he is a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge. 13 (B)When the sun goes down you shall certainly return the pledge to him, so that he may sleep in his cloak and bless you; and (C)it will be righteousness for you before the Lord your God.

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They drive away the donkeys of (A)orphans;
They seize the (B)widow’s ox as a pledge.

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16 Take his garment when he becomes guarantor for a stranger;
And for foreigners, seize a pledge from him.

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And on garments (A)seized as pledges they stretch out beside (B)every altar,
And in the house of their God they (C)drink the wine of those who have been fined.

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