Deuteronomy 24:6
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English Standard Version
“No one shall take a mill or an upper millstone in pledge, for that 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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In the vineyard and cornfield of a neighbour they might eat at pleasure to still their hunger, but they were not to put anything into a vessel, or swing a sickle upon another's corn, that is to say, carry away any store of grapes or ears of corn. כּנפשׁך, according to thy desire, or appetite (cf. Deuteronomy 14:26). "Pluck the ears:" cf. Matthew 12:1; Luke 6:1. - The right of hungry persons, when passing through a field, to pluck ears of corn, and rub out the grains and eat, is still recognised among the Arabs (vid., Rob. Pal. ii. 192).

Deuteronomy 24:6 Parallel Commentaries

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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

Exodus 22:26,27 If you at all take your neighbor's raiment to pledge, you shall deliver it to him by that the sun goes down...

Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in you; and no craftsman...

life

Deuteronomy 20:19 When you shall besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it...

Genesis 44:30 Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;

Luke 12:15 And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness...

Cross References
Matthew 24:41
Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left.

Exodus 22:26
If ever you take your neighbor's cloak in pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun goes down,

Deuteronomy 24:5
"When a man is newly married, he shall not go out with the army or be liable for any other public duty. He shall be free at home one year to be happy with his wife whom he has taken.

Deuteronomy 24:7
"If a man is found stealing one of his brothers of the people of Israel, and if he treats him as a slave or sells him, then that thief shall die. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.

Job 22:6
For you have exacted pledges of your brothers for nothing and stripped the naked of their clothing.

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