Deuteronomy 24:6
Strong's Lexicon
Do not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: 1) not, no 1a) not (with verb-absolute prohibition) 1b) not (with modifier-negation) 1c) nothing (subst) 1d) without (with particle) 1e) before (of time)

take a pair of millstones
רֵחַ֖יִם (rê·ḥa·yim)
Noun - md
Strong's Hebrew 7347: 1) handmills 1a) a pair of millstones for grinding

or even an upper millstone
וָרָ֑כֶב (wā·rā·ḵeḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7393: 1) a team, chariot, chariotry, mill-stone, riders 1a) chariotry, chariots 1b) chariot (single) 1c) upper millstone (as riding on lower millstone) 1d) riders, troop (of riders), horsemen, pair of horsemen, men riding, ass-riders, camel-riders

as security for a debt,
יַחֲבֹ֥ל (ya·ḥă·ḇōl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2254: 1) to bind 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to bind 2) to take a pledge, lay to pledge 2a) (Qal) to hold by a pledge, take in pledge, hold in pledge 2b) (Niphal) to give a pledge, become pledged 3) to destroy, spoil, deal corruptly, offend 3a) (Qal) to spoil, corrupt, offend 3b) (Niphal) to be ruined 3c) (Piel) to destroy, ruin 3d) (Pual) to be ruined, be broken 4) to bring forth, travail 4a) (Piel) to writhe, twist, travail

because
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: 1) that, for, because, when, as though, as, because that, but, then, certainly, except, surely, since 1a) that 1a1) yea, indeed 1b) when (of time) 1b1) when, if, though (with a concessive force) 1c) because, since (causal connection) 1d) but (after negative) 1e) that if, for if, indeed if, for though, but if 1f) but rather, but 1g) except that 1h) only, nevertheless 1i) surely 1j) that is 1k) but if 1l) for though 1m) forasmuch as, for therefore

that would be
ה֥וּא ()
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: pron 3p s 1) he, she, it 1a) himself (with emphasis) 1b) resuming subj with emphasis 1c) (with minimum emphasis following predicate) 1d) (anticipating subj) 1e) (emphasising predicate) 1f) that, it (neuter) demons pron 2) that (with article)

taking one’s livelihood
נֶ֖פֶשׁ (ne·p̄eš)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: 1) soul, self, life, creature, person, appetite, mind, living being, desire, emotion, passion 1a) that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, soul, the inner being of man 1b) living being 1c) living being (with life in the blood) 1d) the man himself, self, person or individual 1e) seat of the appetites 1f) seat of emotions and passions 1g) activity of mind 1g1) dubious 1h) activity of the will 1h1) dubious 1i) activity of the character 1i1) dubious

as security.
חֹבֵֽל׃ (ḥō·ḇêl)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2254: 1) to bind 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to bind 2) to take a pledge, lay to pledge 2a) (Qal) to hold by a pledge, take in pledge, hold in pledge 2b) (Niphal) to give a pledge, become pledged 3) to destroy, spoil, deal corruptly, offend 3a) (Qal) to spoil, corrupt, offend 3b) (Niphal) to be ruined 3c) (Piel) to destroy, ruin 3d) (Pual) to be ruined, be broken 4) to bring forth, travail 4a) (Piel) to writhe, twist, travail

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone as security for a debt, because that is like taking a life as security.

New American Standard Bible
"No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he 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.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Do not take a pair of millstones--not even the upper one--as security for a debt, because that would be taking a person's livelihood as security.

New Living Translation
"It is wrong to take a set of millstones, or even just the upper millstone, as security for a loan, for the owner uses it to make a living.

English Standard Version
“No one shall take a mill or an upper millstone in pledge, for that would be taking a life in pledge.

New American Standard Bible
"No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone as security for a debt, because that is like taking a life as security."

International Standard Version
"Don't take a pair of millstones, especially the upper millstone, as collateral for a loan, because this means taking a man's livelihood.

NET Bible
One must not take either lower or upper millstones as security on a loan, for that is like taking a life itself as security.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
None doth take in pledge millstones, and rider, for life it is he is taking in pledge.






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

Exodus 22:26
If thou at all take thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down:

Deuteronomy 24:5
When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.

Deuteronomy 24:7
If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil away from among you.

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

Deuteronomy 1:1
These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.

Deuteronomy 24:4
Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

Deuteronomy 24:3
And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife;

Deuteronomy 24:8
Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that thou observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so ye shall observe to do.

Deuteronomy 24:9
Remember what the LORD thy God did unto Miriam by the way, after that ye were come forth out of Egypt.
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