26 “If you ever take your neighbor’s cloak as collateral, return it to him before sunset. 27 For it is his only covering; it is the clothing for his body.[a] What will he sleep in? And if he cries out to Me, I will listen because I am compassionate.(A)

Respect for God

28 “You must not blaspheme God[b] or curse a leader among your people.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 22:27 Lit skin
  2. Exodus 22:28 Or judges

26 If you take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge,(A) return it by sunset, 27 because that cloak is the only covering your neighbor has. What else can they sleep in?(B) When they cry out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.(C)

28 “Do not blaspheme God[a](D) or curse(E) the ruler of your people.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 22:28 Or Do not revile the judges

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