Parallel Verses

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}.

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 man shall take a mill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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 takes a new wife he shall not go out with the army, and {he shall not be obligated with anything}; he shall be free from obligation, {to stay at home} for one year, and he shall bring joy [to] his wife that he took. 6 "A person shall not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone, for {he is taking necessities of life as a pledge}. 7 "If a man is {caught} kidnapping somebody from [among] his countrymen, the {Israelites}, and he treats him as a slave or he sells him, then that kidnapper shall die, and [so] you shall purge the evil {from among you}.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 20:19

"If you besiege a town [for] many days to make war against it [in order to] seize it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an ax against them, for you may eat from them, and [so] you must not cut them down. Are the trees of the field humans that they should come in siege {against you}?

Genesis 44:30

So now, when I come to your servant, my father, and the boy is not with us--now his life is bound up with his life--

Exodus 22:26-27

If indeed you require the cloak of your neighbor as a pledge, you will return it to him at sundown,

Luke 12:15

And he said to them, "Watch out and guard yourselves from all greediness, because not [even] when someone has an abundance {does} his life [consist] of his possessions."

Revelation 18:22

And the sound of harpists and musicians and flute players and trumpeters will never be heard in you again! And every craftsman of every trade will never be found in you again! And the sound of a mill will never be heard in you again!

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain