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;

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

New King James Version
And if the man is poor, you shall not keep his pledge overnight.

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

NASB 1995
"If he is a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge.

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

Amplified Bible
If the man is poor, you shall not keep his pledge overnight.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if the man is poor you shall not sleep with his cloak:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And if he is a poor man, you do not lie down with his pledge;

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;

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
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
Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge:

Job 22:6
For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing.

Job 24:3,9
They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge…











Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

go to sleep
תִשְׁכַּ֖ב (ṯiš·kaḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 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 5667: A pledge, article pledged


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