Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

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.

New American Standard Bible

“No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

“Do not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone as security for a debt, because that is like taking a life as security.

International Standard Version

"Don't take a pair of millstones, especially the upper millstone, as collateral for a loan, because this means taking a man's livelihood.

A Conservative Version

No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge, for he takes life to pledge.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

“No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone [used to grind grain into bread] as security [for a debt], for he would be taking a [person’s] life in pledge.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

He shall not take the two mill-stones as a pledge, and the rider, for it is taking the soul as a pledge.

King James 2000

No man shall take the lower or the upper millstone in pledge: for he takes a man's living in pledge.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"A person shall not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone, for {he is taking necessities of life as a pledge}.

Modern King James verseion

No man shall take the lower or the upper millstone to pledge, for he takes a man's life to pledge.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge, for then he taketh a man's life to pledge.

NET Bible

One must not take either lower or upper millstones as security on a loan, for that is like taking a life itself as security.

New Heart English Bible

No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he takes a life in pledge.

The Emphasized Bible

No man shall take in pledge a handmill, or an upper millstone, - for he would be taking life, in pledge.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

None doth take in pledge millstones, and rider, for life it is he is taking in pledge.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the nether
רחה 
Recheh 
Usage: 6

or the upper millstone
רכב 
Rekeb 
Usage: 119

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Detailed Stipulations: Purity And Unity

5 A newly married man will not have to go out with the army or undertake any business, but may be free for one year, living in his house for the comfort of his wife. 6 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. 7 If a man takes by force one of his countrymen, the children of Israel, using him as his property or getting a price for him, that thief is to be put to death: so you are to put away evil from among you.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 20:19

If in war a town is shut in by your armies for a long time, do not let its trees be cut down and made waste; for their fruit will be your food; are the trees of the countryside men for you to take up arms against them?

Genesis 44:30

If then I go back to your servant, my father, without the boy, because his life and the boy's life are one,

Exodus 22:26-27

If ever you take your neighbour's clothing in exchange for the use of your money, let him have it back before the sun goes down:

Luke 12:15

And he said to them, Take care to keep yourselves free from the desire for property; for a man's life is not made up of the number of things which he has.

Revelation 18:22

And the voice of players and makers of music will never again be sounding in you: and no worker, expert in art, will ever again be living in you; and there will be no sound of the crushing of grain any more at all in you;

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