Deuteronomy 24:6

“No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man's life to pledge.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

No man shall take the nether or the vpper milstone to pledge: for hee taketh a mans life to pledge.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he taketh `a man's' life to pledge.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

No man shall take the hand-mill or the upper millstone in pledge; for it would be taking life in pledge.
- Darby Bible

No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone for a pledge: for he taketh a man's life for a pledge.
- Webster's Bible

No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he takes [a man's] life to pledge.
- World English Bible

`None doth take in pledge millstones, and rider, for life it [is] he is taking in pledge.
- Youngs Literal Bible

No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he taketh a man's life to pledge.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 24:6


24:6 Mill - stone - Used in their hand - mills. Under this, he understands all other things necessary to get a livelihood, the taking away whereof is against the laws both of charity and prudence, seeing by those things alone he can be enabled both to subsist and to pay his debts. Life - His livelihood, the necessary support of his life.


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