Deuteronomy 24:6
Good News Translation
"When you lend someone something, you are not to take as security his millstones used for grinding his grain. This would take away the family's means of preparing food to stay alive.

Contemporary English Version
When you lend money to people, you are allowed to keep something of theirs as a guarantee that they will pay back the loan. But don't take one or both of their millstones, or else they may starve. They need these stones for grinding grain into flour to make bread.

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

New American Bible
No one shall take a hand mill or even its upper stone as a pledge for debt, for that would be taking as a pledge the debtor’s life.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

Exodus 22:26,27 If thou take of thy neighbour a garment in pledge, thou shalt give it him again before sunset. . . .

Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers and of musicians and of them that play on the pipe and on the trumpet shall no more be heard at all in thee: and no craftsman of any art whatsoever shall be found any more at all in thee: and the sound of the mill shall be heard no more at all in thee:

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Deuteronomy 20:19 When thou hast besieged a city a long time, and hath compassed it with bulwarks, to take it, thou shalt not cut down the trees that may be eaten of, neither shalt thou spoil the country round about with axes: for it is a tree, and not a man, neither can it increase the number of them that fight against thee.

Genesis 44:30 Therefore, if I shall go to thy servant, our father, and the boy be wanting, (whereas his life dependeth upon the life of him,)

Luke 12:15 And he said to them: Take heed and beware of all covetousness: for a man's life doth not consist in the abundance of things which he possesseth.

Context
Additional Laws
6Thou shalt not take the nether, nor the upper millstone to pledge: for he hath pledged his life to thee.7If any man be found soliciting his brother of the children of Israel, and selling him shall take a price, he shall be put to death, and thou shalt take away the evil from the midst of thee.…
Cross References
Matthew 24:41
Two women shall be grinding at the mill. One shall be taken and one shall be left.

Exodus 22:26
If thou take of thy neighbour a garment in pledge, thou shalt give it him again before sunset.

Deuteronomy 24:5
When a man hath lately taken a wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall any public business be enjoined him, but he shall be free at home without fault, that for one year he may rejoice with his wife.

Deuteronomy 24:7
If any man be found soliciting his brother of the children of Israel, and selling him shall take a price, he shall be put to death, and thou shalt take away the evil from the midst of thee.

Job 22:6
For thou hast taken away the pledge of thy brethren without cause, and stripped them naked of their clothing.

Additional Translations
Do not take a pair of millstones or even an upper millstone as security for a debt, because that would be taking one’s livelihood as security.No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he takes a man's life to pledge.

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

Thou shalt not take for a pledge the under millstone, nor the upper millstone; for he who does so takes life for a pledge.

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

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

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

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

None doth take in pledge millstones, and rider, for life it is he is taking in pledge.
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