Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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.

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.

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 When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall bring happiness to his wife whom he has taken. 6 No man shall take the lower or the upper millstone in pledge: for he takes a man's living in pledge. 7 If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and makes merchandise of him, or sells him; then that thief shall die; and you shall put evil away from among you.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 20:19

When you shall besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, you shall not destroy the trees thereof by wielding an ax against them: for you may eat of them, and you shall not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man's life) to employ them in the siege:

Genesis 44:30

Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad's life;

Exodus 22:26-27

If you at all take your neighbor's clothing as pledge, you shall deliver it unto him by the time the sun goes down:

Luke 12:15

And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.

Revelation 18:22

And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of flutists, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in you; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he may be, shall be found any more in you; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in you;

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