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If the neighbor is poor, do not go to sleep with their pledge in your possession.
King James Bible
And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:
American Standard Version
And if he be a poor man, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge;
Young's Literal Translation
'And if he is a poor man, thou dost not lie down with his pledge;
Deuteronomy 24:12 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And if the man be poor, etc. - Did not this law preclude pledging entirely, especially in case of the abjectly poor? For who would take a pledge in the morning which he knew, if not redeemed, he must restore at night? However, he might resume his claim in the morning, and have the pledge daily returned, and thus keep up his property in it till the debt was discharged; see the note on Exodus 22:26. The Jews in several cases did act contrary to this rule, and we find them cuttingly reproved for it by the Prophet Amos, Amos 2:8.
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Deuteronomy 24:17 You shall not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge:
Job 22:6 For you have taken a pledge from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.
Job 24:3,9 They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge...
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Deuteronomy 24:11 Stay outside and let the neighbor to whom you are making the loan bring the pledge out to you.
Deuteronomy 24:13 Return their cloak by sunset so that your neighbor may sleep in it. Then they will thank you, and it will be regarded as a righteous act in the sight of the LORD your God.