Deuteronomy 24:6
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New International Version
Do not take a pair of millstones--not even the upper one--as security for a debt, because that would be taking a person's livelihood as security.

New Living Translation
"It is wrong to take a set of millstones, or even just the upper millstone, as security for a loan, for the owner uses it to make a living.

English Standard Version
“No one shall take a mill or an upper millstone in pledge, for that would be taking a life in pledge.

New American Standard Bible
"No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge.

King James Bible
No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man's life to pledge.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone as security for a debt, because that is like taking a life as security."

International Standard Version
"Don't take a pair of millstones, especially the upper millstone, as collateral for a loan, because this means taking a man's livelihood.

NET Bible
One must not take either lower or upper millstones as security on a loan, for that is like taking a life itself as security.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never let a family's handmill for grinding flour-or even part of a handmill-be taken to guarantee a loan. The family wouldn't be able to prepare food in order to stay alive.

JPS Tanakh 1917
No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he taketh a man's life to pledge.

New American Standard 1977
“No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
No man shall take the lower or the upper millstone for a pledge, for he takes a man's life to pledge.

King James 2000 Bible
No man shall take the lower or the upper millstone in pledge: for he takes a man's living in pledge.

American King James Version
No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he takes a man's life to pledge.

American Standard Version
No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he taketh a man's life to pledge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not take the nether, nor the upper millstone to pledge: for he hath pledged his life to thee.

Darby Bible Translation
No man shall take the hand-mill or the upper millstone in pledge; for it would be taking life in pledge.

English Revised Version
No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man's life to pledge.

Webster's Bible Translation
No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone for a pledge: for he taketh a man's life for a pledge.

World English Bible
No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he takes [a man's] life to pledge.

Young's Literal Translation
None doth take in pledge millstones, and rider, for life it is he is taking in pledge.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
24:5-13 It is of great consequence that love be kept up between husband and wife; that they carefully avoid every thing which might make them strange one to another. Man-stealing was a capital crime, which could not be settled, as other thefts, by restitution. The laws concerning leprosy must be carefully observed. Thus all who feel their consciences under guilt and wrath, must not cover it, or endeavour to shake off their convictions; but by repentance, and prayer, and humble confession, take the way to peace and pardon. Some orders are given about pledges for money lent. This teaches us to consult the comfort and subsistence of others, as much as our own advantage. Let the poor debtor sleep in his own raiment, and praise God for thy kindness to him. Poor debtors ought to feel more than commonly they do, the goodness of creditors who do not take all the advantage of the law against them, nor should this ever be looked upon as weakness.
Study Bible
Additional Laws
5"When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out with the army nor be charged with any duty; he shall be free at home one year and shall give happiness to his wife whom he has taken. 6"No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge. 7"If a man is caught kidnapping any of his countrymen of the sons of Israel, and he deals with him violently or sells him, then that thief shall die; so you shall purge the evil from among you.…
Cross References
Matthew 24:41
Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.

Exodus 22:26
"If you ever take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets,

Deuteronomy 24:5
"When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out with the army nor be charged with any duty; he shall be free at home one year and shall give happiness to his wife whom he has taken.

Deuteronomy 24:7
"If a man is caught kidnapping any of his countrymen of the sons of Israel, and he deals with him violently or sells him, then that thief shall die; so you shall purge the evil from among you.

Job 22:6
"For you have taken pledges of your brothers without cause, And stripped men naked.
Treasury of Scripture

No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he takes a man's life to pledge.

shall take Small hand-mills, which ground at one time only a sufficient quantity for day's consumption; hence they were forbidden to take either of the stones to pledge, because if they did, they would be deprived of the means of preparing their necessary food, and the family be without bread, and the family be without bread. On this account they are called in the text, {a man's life} The same reason holds good against receiving in pledge, or distraining for debt, any instrument of labour, by which men earn their livelihood

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