Deuteronomy 24:12
New International Version
If the neighbor is poor, do not go to sleep with their pledge in your possession.

New Living Translation
If your neighbor is poor and gives you his cloak as security for a loan, do not keep the cloak overnight.

English Standard Version
And if he is a poor man, you shall not sleep in his pledge.

Berean Study Bible
If he is a poor man, you must not go to sleep with the security in your possession;

New American Standard Bible
"If he is a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge.

King James Bible
And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:

Christian Standard Bible
If he is a poor man, do not sleep with the garment he has given as security.

Contemporary English Version
Suppose someone is so poor that a coat is the only thing that can be offered as a guarantee on a loan. Don't keep the coat overnight.

Good News Translation
If he is poor, do not keep it overnight;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If he is a poor man, you must not sleep in the garment he has given as security.

International Standard Version
If he is a poor man, don't go to sleep with his collateral in your possession.

NET Bible
If the person is poor you may not use what he gives you as security for a covering.

New Heart English Bible
If he be a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If the person is poor, don't keep the coat you took as a deposit overnight.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And if he be a poor man, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge;

New American Standard 1977
“And if he is a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And if the man is poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge.

King James 2000 Bible
And if the man be poor, you shall not sleep with his pledge:

American King James Version
And if the man be poor, you shall not sleep with his pledge:

American Standard Version
And if he be a poor man, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if he be poor, the pledge shall not lodge with thee that night,

Darby Bible Translation
And if the man be needy, thou shalt not lie down with his pledge;

English Revised Version
And if he be a poor man, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:

Webster's Bible Translation
And if the man is poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:

World English Bible
If he be a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge;

Young's Literal Translation
'And if he is a poor man, thou dost not lie down with his pledge;
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Additional Laws
11You are to stand outside while the man to whom you are lending brings the security out to you. 12If he is a poor man, you must not go to sleep with the security in your possession; 13be sure to return it to him by sunset, so that he may sleep in his own cloak and bless you, and this will be credited to you as righteousness before the LORD your God.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 24:11
You are to stand outside while the man to whom you are lending brings the security out to you.

Deuteronomy 24:13
be sure to return it to him by sunset, so that he may sleep in his own cloak and bless you, and this will be credited to you as righteousness before the LORD your God.

Treasury of Scripture

And if the man be poor, you shall not sleep with his pledge:

Deuteronomy 24:17 You shall not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; …

Job 22:6 For you have taken a pledge from your brother for nothing, and stripped …

Job 24:3,9 They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, they take the widow's …







Lexicon
If
וְאִם־ (wə·’im-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

he
ה֑וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is a poor
עָנִ֖י (‘ā·nî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6041: Poor, afflicted, humble

man,
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

you must not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

go to sleep
תִשְׁכַּ֖ב (ṯiš·kaḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7901: To lie down

with the security {in your possession};
בַּעֲבֹטֽוֹ׃ (ba·‘ă·ḇō·ṭōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5667: A pledge, article pledged
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.
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