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.
King James Bible
No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man's life to pledge.
Darby Bible Translation
No man shall take the hand-mill or the upper millstone in pledge; for it would be taking life in pledge.
World English Bible
No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he takes [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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:6 Mill - stone - Used in their hand - mills. Under this, he understands all other things necessary to get a livelihood, the taking away whereof is against the laws both of charity and prudence, seeing by those things alone he can be enabled both to subsist and to pay his debts. Life - His livelihood, the necessary support of his life.
Two women will be grinding flour at the mill; one will be taken, the other left.
If you take your neighbor's cloak as security for a loan, you must return it before sunset.
"A newly married man must not be drafted into the army or be given any other official responsibilities. He must be free to spend one year at home, bringing happiness to the wife he has married.
"If anyone kidnaps a fellow Israelite and treats him as a slave or sells him, the kidnapper must die. In this way, you will purge the evil from among you.
"For example, you must have lent money to your friend and demanded clothing as security. Yes, you stripped him to the bone.
Jump to PreviousAccount Crushed Debt Handmill Life Mill Millstone Millstones Nether Pair Pledge Rider Security Stones Upper
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