Stay outside and let the man to whom you are making the loan bring the pledge out to you.
If the man is poor, do not go to sleep with his pledge1 in your possession.
References for Deuteronomy 24:12
Return his cloak to him by sunset2 so that he may sleep in it.3 Then he will thank you, and it will be regarded as a righteous act in the sight of the LORD your God.4
References for Deuteronomy 24:13
Do not take advantage of a hired man who is poor and needy, whether he is a brother Israelite or an alien living in one of your towns.5
References for Deuteronomy 24:14
Pay him his wages each day before sunset, because he is poor6 and is counting on it.7 Otherwise he may cry to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin.8
References for Deuteronomy 24:15
Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin.9
References for Deuteronomy 24:16
Do not deprive the alien or the fatherless10 of justice,11 or take the cloak of the widow as a pledge.
References for Deuteronomy 24:17
Remember that you were slaves in Egypt12 and the LORD your God redeemed you from there. That is why I command you to do this.
References for Deuteronomy 24:18
When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it.13 Leave it for the alien,14 the fatherless and the widow,15 so that the LORD your God may bless16 you in all the work of your hands.
References for Deuteronomy 24:19
When you beat the olives from your trees, do not go over the branches a second time.17 Leave what remains for the alien, the fatherless and the widow.
References for Deuteronomy 24:20
When you harvest the grapes in your vineyard, do not go over the vines again. Leave what remains for the alien, the fatherless and the widow.