Deuteronomy 24:12

12 If the neighbor is poor, do not go to sleep with their pledge in your possession.

Deuteronomy 24:12 in Other Translations

12 And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:
12 And if he is a poor man, you shall not sleep in his pledge.
12 If your neighbor is poor and gives you his cloak as security for a loan, do not keep the cloak overnight.
12 And if he is destitute, don't use his cloak as a bedroll;
12 If he is a poor man, you must not sleep in [the garment] he has given as security.

Deuteronomy 24:12 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 24:12

And if the man [be] poor
Which may be thought to be the case of everyone that gives pledges for a debt he owes, or a sum of money he borrows; yet there might be a difference: some might be so very destitute of goods and raiment in their houses, that whatever they parted with was distressing to them, and they could not well do without it:

thou shalt not sleep with his pledge;
nor keep it a night; but deliver it to him, before he went to bed, and laid himself down to sleep.

Deuteronomy 24:12 In-Context

10 When you make a loan of any kind to your neighbor, do not go into their house to get what is offered to you as a pledge.
11 Stay outside and let the neighbor to whom you are making the loan bring the pledge out to you.
12 If the neighbor is poor, do not go to sleep with their pledge in your possession.
13 Return their cloak by sunset so that your neighbor may sleep in it. Then they will thank you, and it will be regarded as a righteous act in the sight of the LORD your God.
14 Do not take advantage of a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether that worker is a fellow Israelite or a foreigner residing in one of your towns.

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