Parallel Verses

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 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.

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.

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 is newly married, he need not go into the army nor be obligated in any way; he must be free to stay at home for a full year and bring joy to the wife he has married. 6 One must not take either lower or upper millstones as security on a loan, for that is like taking a life itself as security. 7 If a man is found kidnapping a person from among his fellow Israelites, and regards him as mere property and sells him, that kidnapper must die. In this way you will purge evil from among you.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 20:19

If you besiege a city for a long time while attempting to capture it, you must not chop down its trees, for you may eat fruit from them and should not cut them down. A tree in the field is not human that you should besiege it!

Genesis 44:30

"So now, when I return to your servant my father, and the boy is not with us -- his very life is bound up in his son's life.

Exodus 22:26-27

If you do take the garment of your neighbor in pledge, you must return it to him by the time the sun goes down,

Luke 12:15

Then he said to them, "Watch out and guard yourself from all types of greed, because one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."

Revelation 18:22

And the sound of the harpists, musicians, flute players, and trumpeters will never be heard in you again. No craftsman who practices any trade will ever be found in you again; the noise of a mill will never be heard in you again.

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