Sundry Laws

“No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge.

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10 (A)When you make your neighbor a loan of any sort, you shall not enter his house to take his pledge. 11 You shall remain outside, and the man to whom you make the loan shall bring the pledge out to you. 12 If he is a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge. 13 (B)When the sun goes down you shall surely return the pledge to him, that he may sleep in his cloak and bless you; and (C)it will be righteousness for you before the Lord your God.

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“They drive away the donkeys of the (A)orphans;
They take the (B)widow’s ox for a pledge.

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16 Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger;
And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.

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“On garments (A)taken as pledges they stretch out beside (B)every altar,
And in the house of their God they (C)drink the wine of those who have been fined.

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