If you take someone's cloak as a pledge that he will pay you, you must give it back to him before the sun sets, 127
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.
"Do not speak evil of God, a and do not curse a leader of your people. 229
"Give me the offerings from your grain, your wine, and your olive oil when they are due. "Give me your first-born sons.
Give me the first-born of your cattle and your sheep. Let the first-born male stay with its mother for seven days, and on the eighth day offer it to me.
"You are my people, so you must not eat the meat of any animal that has been killed by wild animals; instead, give it to the dogs. 3