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Deuteronomy 24:6 ASV
No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he taketh [a man's] life to pledge.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 BBE
No one is to take, on account of a debt, the stones with which grain is crushed: for in doing so he takes a man's living.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 CEB
Millstones or even just the upper millstone must not be pawned, because that would be pawning someone's livelihood.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 CJB
"No one may take a mill or even an upper millstone as collateral for a loan, because that would be taking as collateral the debtor's very means of sustenance.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 RHE
Thou shalt not take the nether, nor the upper millstone to pledge: for he hath pledged his life to thee.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 ESV
"No one shall take a mill or an upper millstone in pledge, for that would be taking a life in pledge.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 GW
ever let a family's handmill for grinding flour--or even part of a handmill--be taken to guarantee a loan. The family wouldn't be able to prepare food in order to stay alive.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 GNT
"When you lend someone something, you are not to take as security his millstones used for grinding his grain. This would take away the family's means of preparing food to stay alive.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 HNV
No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he takes [a man's] life to pledge.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 CSB
"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.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 KJV
No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge : for he taketh a man's life to pledge .
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Deuteronomy 24:6 LEB
"A person shall not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone, for {he is taking necessities of life as a pledge}.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 NAS
"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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Deuteronomy 24:6 NCV
If someone owes you something, do not take his two stones for grinding grain -- not even the upper one -- in place of what he owes, because this is how the person makes a living.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 NIRV
Someone might borrow money from you and give you two millstones to keep until you are paid back. Don't keep them. Don't even keep the upper one. That person depends on the millstones to make a living.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 NIV
Do not take a pair of millstones--not even the upper one--as security for a debt, because that would be taking a man's livelihood as security.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 NKJV
"No man shall take the lower or the upper millstone in pledge, for he takes one's living in pledge.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 NLT
"It is wrong to take a pair of millstones, or even just the upper millstone, as a pledge, for the owner uses it to make a living."
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Deuteronomy 24:6 NRS
No one shall take a mill or an upper millstone in pledge, for that would be taking a life in pledge.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 RSV
"No man shall take a mill or an upper millstone in pledge; for he would be taking a life in pledge.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 DBY
No man shall take the hand-mill or the upper millstone in pledge; for it would be taking life in pledge.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 MSG
Don't seize a handmill or an upper millstone as collateral for a loan. You'd be seizing someone's very life.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 WBT
No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone for a pledge: for he taketh [a man's] life for a pledge.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 TMB
"No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone in pledge, for then he taketh a man's life in pledge.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 TNIV
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.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 TYN
No ma shall take the nether or the vpper milstone to pledge, for then he taketh a mans lyfe to pledge.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 WEB
No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he takes [a man's] life to pledge.
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Deuteronomy 24:6 WYC
Thou shalt not take instead of a wed the lower and the higher quernstone of thy brother, for he hath put his life to thee. (Thou shalt not take in place of a pledge the lower or the higher millstone of thy brother, for then he hath given thee his life, that is, his livelihood.)
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Deuteronomy 24:6 YLT
`None doth take in pledge millstones, and rider, for life it [is] he is taking in pledge.
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Deuteronomy 24 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 24

Of divorce. (1-4) Of new-married persons, Of man-stealers, Of pledges. (5-13) Of justice and generosity. (14-22)

Verses 1-4 Where the providence of God, or his own wrong choice in marriage, has allotted to a Christian a trial instead of a help meet; he will from his heart prefer bearing the cross, to such relief as tends to sin, confusion, and misery. Divine grace will sanctify this cross, support under it, and teach so to behave, as will gradually render it more tolerable.

Verses 5-13 It is of great consequence that love be kept up between husband and wife; that they carefully avoid every thing which might make them strange one to another. Man-stealing was a capital crime, which could not be settled, as other thefts, by restitution. The laws concerning leprosy must be carefully observed. Thus all who feel their consciences under guilt and wrath, must not cover it, or endeavour to shake off their convictions; but by repentance, and prayer, and humble confession, take the way to peace and pardon. Some orders are given about pledges for money lent. This teaches us to consult the comfort and subsistence of others, as much as our own advantage. Let the poor debtor sleep in his own raiment, and praise God for thy kindness to him. Poor debtors ought to feel more than commonly they do, the goodness of creditors who do not take all the advantage of the law against them, nor should this ever be looked upon as weakness.

Verses 14-22 It is not hard to prove that purity, piety, justice, mercy, fair conduct, kindness to the poor and destitute, consideration for them, and generosity of spirit, are pleasing to God, and becoming in his redeemed people. The difficulty is to attend to them in our daily walk and conversation.

Deuteronomy 24 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 24

Deuteronomy 24:1-22 . OF DIVORCES.

1-4. When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes--It appears that the practice of divorces was at this early period very prevalent amongst the Israelites, who had in all probability become familiar with it in Egypt [LANE]. The usage, being too deep-rooted to be soon or easily abolished, was tolerated by Moses ( Matthew 19:8 ). But it was accompanied under the law with two conditions, which were calculated greatly to prevent the evils incident to the permitted system; namely: (1) The act of divorcement was to be certified on a written document, the preparation of which, with legal formality, would afford time for reflection and repentance; and (2) In the event of the divorced wife being married to another husband, she could not, on the termination of that second marriage, be restored to her first husband, however desirous he might be to receive her.

5. When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war--This law of exemption was founded on good policy and was favorable to matrimony, as it afforded a full opportunity for the affections of the newly married pair being more firmly rooted, and it diminished or removed occasions for the divorces just mentioned.

6. No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge--The "upper" stone being concave, covers the "nether" like a lid; and it has a small aperture, through which the corn is poured, as well as a handle by which it is turned. The propriety of the law was founded on the custom of grinding corn every morning for daily consumption. If either of the stones, therefore, which composed the handmill was wanting, a person would be deprived of his necessary provision.

7. If a man be found stealing any of his brethren--(See Exodus 21:16 ).

8, 9. Take heed in the plague of leprosy--(See Leviticus 13:14 ).

10-13. When thou dost lend thy brother anything, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge--The course recommended was, in kind and considerate regard, to spare the borrower's feelings. In the case of a poor man who had pledged his cloak, it was to be restored before night, as the poor in Eastern countries have commonly no other covering for wrapping themselves in when they go to sleep than the garment they have worn during the day.

14, 15. Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy--Hired servants in the East are paid at the close of the day; and for a master to defraud the laborer of his hire, or to withhold it wrongfully for a night, might have subjected a poor man with his family to suffering and was therefore an injustice to be avoided ( Leviticus 19:13 ).

16-18. The fathers shall not be put to death for the children--The rule was addressed for the guidance of magistrates, and it established the equitable principle that none should be responsible for the crimes of others.

19-22. When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field--The grain, pulled up by the roots or cut down with a sickle, was laid in loose sheaves; the fruit of the olive was obtained by striking the branches with long poles; and the grape clusters, severed by a hook, were gathered in the hands of the vintager. Here is a beneficent provision for the poor. Every forgotten sheaf in the harvest-field was to lie; the olive tree was not to be beaten a second time; nor were grapes to be gathered, in order that, in collecting what remained, the hearts of the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow might be gladdened by the bounty of Providence.