Exodus 22:27
New International Version
because that cloak is the only covering your neighbor has. What else can they sleep in? When they cry out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.

New Living Translation
This coat may be the only blanket your neighbor has. How can a person sleep without it? If you do not return it and your neighbor cries out to me for help, then I will hear, for I am merciful.

English Standard Version
for that is his only covering, and it is his cloak for his body; in what else shall he sleep? And if he cries to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.

Berean Study Bible
because his cloak is the only covering he has for his body. What else will he sleep in? And if he cries out to Me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.

New American Standard Bible
for that is his only covering; it is his cloak for his body. What else shall he sleep in? And it shall come about that when he cries out to Me, I will hear him, for I am gracious.

New King James Version
For that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin. What will he sleep in? And it will be that when he cries to Me, I will hear, for I am gracious.

King James Bible
For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

Christian Standard Bible
For it is his only covering; it is the clothing for his body. What will he sleep in? And if he cries out to me, I will listen because I am gracious.

Contemporary English Version
because that is the only cover the poor have when they sleep at night. I am a merciful God, and when they call out to me, I will come to help them.

Good News Translation
because it is the only covering he has to keep him warm. What else can he sleep in? When he cries out to me for help, I will answer him because I am merciful.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For it is his only covering; it is the clothing for his body. What will he sleep in? And if he cries out to Me, I will listen because I am compassionate."

International Standard Version
for it's his only covering; it's his outer garment, for what else can he sleep in? And when he cries out to me, I'll hear him, for I am gracious.

NET Bible
for it is his only covering--it is his garment for his body. What else can he sleep in? And when he cries out to me, I will hear, for I am gracious.

New Heart English Bible
for that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin. What would he sleep in? It will happen, when he cries to me, that I will hear, for I am gracious.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It may be the only clothes he has to cover his body. What else will he sleep in? When he cries out to me, I will listen because I am compassionate.

JPS Tanakh 1917
for that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin; wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto Me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

New American Standard 1977
for that is his only covering; it is his cloak for his body. What else shall he sleep in? And it shall come about that when he cries out to Me, I will hear him, for I am gracious.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for only that is his covering, it is his clothing to cover his flesh, in which he must sleep; and it shall come to pass, when he cries unto me, that I will hear, for I am merciful.

King James 2000 Bible
For that is his only covering, it is his clothing for his skin: in what shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he cries unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

American King James Version
For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he cries to me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

American Standard Version
for that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? And it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For this is his clothing, this is the only covering of his nakedness; wherein shall he sleep? If then he shall cry to me, I will hearken to him, for I am merciful.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For that same is the only thing wherewith he is covered, the clothing of his body, neither hath he any other to sleep in: if he cry to me, I will hear him, because I am compassionate.

Darby Bible Translation
for that is his only covering, his garment for his skin: on what shall he lie down? And it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

English Revised Version
for that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

Webster's Bible Translation
For that is his only covering, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth to me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

World English Bible
for that is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin. What would he sleep in? It will happen, when he cries to me, that I will hear, for I am gracious.

Young's Literal Translation
for it alone is his covering, it is his garment for his skin; wherein doth he lie down? and it hath come to pass, when he doth cry unto Me, that I have heard, for I am gracious.
Study Bible
Laws of Social Responsibility
26If you take your neighbor’s cloak as collateral, return it to him by sunset, 27because his cloak is the only covering he has for his body. What else will he sleep in? And if he cries out to Me, I will hear, for I am compassionate. 28You must not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:23
If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to Me in distress, I will surely hear their cry.

Exodus 34:6
Then the LORD passed in front of Moses and called out: "The LORD, the LORD God, is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in loving devotion and faithfulness,

Deuteronomy 24:10
When you lend anything to your neighbor, do not enter his house to collect security.

Treasury of Scripture

For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he cries to me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

when he crieth

Exodus 2:23,24
And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage…

Psalm 34:6
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 72:12
For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.

for I am gracious

Exodus 34:6
And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

2 Chronicles 30:9
For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.

Psalm 86:15
But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.







Lexicon
because
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

[his cloak]
הִ֤וא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

is the only
לְבַדָּ֔הּ (lə·ḇad·dāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 905: Separation, a part of the body, branch of a, tree, bar for, carrying, chief of

covering
כְסוּתוֹ֙ (ḵə·sū·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3682: A cover, a veiling

he has
הִ֥וא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

[for]
שִׂמְלָת֖וֹ (śim·lā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8071: A dress, a mantle

his body.
לְעֹר֑וֹ (lə·‘ō·rōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5785: Skin, hide, leather

What else
בַּמֶּ֣ה (bam·meh)
Preposition-b | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

will he sleep in?
יִשְׁכָּ֔ב (yiš·kāḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7901: To lie down

And if
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

he cries out
יִצְעַ֣ק (yiṣ·‘aq)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6817: To shriek, to proclaim

to Me,
אֵלַ֔י (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

I will hear,
וְשָׁמַעְתִּ֖י (wə·šā·ma‘·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I
אָֽנִי׃ (’ā·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

am compassionate.
חַנּ֥וּן (ḥan·nūn)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2587: Gracious
Verse 27. - Wherein shall he sleep? The outer garment worn by the ancient Hebrews was like that of the modern Bedouins - a sort of large woollen shawl or blanket, in which they enveloped the greater part of their persons. It serves the Bedouins, to the present time, as robe by day, and as coverlet by night. When he crieth unto me. Compare ver. 23. If the law is broken, and the man cry unto the Lord, he will hear, and avenge him. 22; 1 - 31 Judicial laws. - The people of God should ever be ready to show mildness and mercy, according to the spirit of these laws. We must answer to God, not only for what we do maliciously, but for what we do heedlessly. Therefore, when we have done harm to our neighbour, we should make restitution, though not compelled by law. Let these scriptures lead our souls to remember, that if the grace of God has indeed appeared to us, then it has taught us, and enabled us so to conduct ourselves by its holy power, that denying ungodliness and wordly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, Titus 2:12. And the grace of God teaches us, that as the Lord is our portion, there is enough in him to satisfy all the desires of our souls.
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