Deuteronomy 24:17

“Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment to pledge:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou shalt not peruert the iudgement of the stranger, nor of the fatherles, nor take a widowes raiment to pledge.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You shall not pervert the justice due an alien {or} an orphan, nor take a widow's garment in pledge.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou shalt not wrest the justice `due' to the sojourner, `or' to the fatherless, nor take the widow's raiment to pledge;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be upright in judging the cause of the man from a strange country and of him who has no father; do not take a widow's clothing on account of a debt:
- Basic English Bible

Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, [or] of the fatherless; and thou shalt not take in pledge a widow's garment.
- Darby Bible

Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless, nor take a widow's raiment for a pledge:
- Webster's Bible

You shall not wrest the justice [due] to the foreigner, [or] to the fatherless, nor take the widow's clothing to pledge;
- World English Bible

`Thou dost not turn aside the judgment of a fatherless sojourner, nor take in pledge the garment of a widow;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thou shalt not pervert the justice due to the stranger, or to the fatherless; nor take the widow's raiment to pledge.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 24:17


24:17 Raiment - Not such as she hath daily and necessary use of, as being poor. But this concerns not rich persons, nor superfluous raiment.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 24

  • BSP
    Verse 14: This principle can be applied in regards to how an employer should treat his or her employees.
  • Insight777
    V7, at first glance this may seem like death for kidnapping a Jew and using him. However brethren can mean workers of the same profession. Jews worked among and with Gentiles.
    This could reference what they consider inequitable business practice.
  • Irene123
    Deut.24:4 and Jer.3:1; They 'seem' contradictory, and even hypocritical, but God's word does NOT contradict itself. So, we read Isa.1:18 and we pray for His guidance into the sense of them. WE know God took His whoring people back time and time again. So, there is a reasonable explanation for these 2 verses. What it is - I don't know and it's not that important to me.
  • Remiel
    Deut 1- 4 means excatly what it says. The woman cannot divorce the husband, according to the law, which is why it says the man hand her a bill of divorce and send her out. If she marrys again she has become defiled, its the same as adultry, basically in The Most High words their is no divorce you are techically married until death or by being defiled. Willful sin and you wont enter the kingdom.
  • GeraldineCole
    I am speaking on verse 4 in this chapter this means if u devorce your first huband and get married to another man this is telling us u may not go back to your formal huband because now u have defiled your self with another man .so a lot of women have defiled them self.now if the women had separate from her huband and had not slept with another man then she could return to her huband Amen
  • Dewey J
    Sherry, John 1:17 says, For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. Ro.8:2 says, For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus hast made me free from the law of sin and death. Therefore, by the death of Jesus Christ and the grace of almighty God through Jesus your marriage is legitimate in God,s sight. Glory be to Jehovah through our Lord and savior
    Jesus Christ

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