If you ever take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets,
“No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge.
Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger;
And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.
“On garments taken as pledges they stretch out beside every altar,
And in the house of their God they drink the wine of those who have been fined.
“When you make your neighbor a loan of any sort, you shall not enter his house to take his pledge.
“You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow’s garment in pledge.
“They drive away the donkeys of the orphans;
They take the widow’s ox for a pledge.
If you have nothing with which to pay,
Why should he take your bed from under you?
if a man does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, does not commit robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,
or oppress anyone, or retain a pledge, or commit robbery, but he gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,
“For you have taken pledges of your brothers without cause,
And stripped men naked.
“Others snatch the orphan from the breast,
And against the poor they take a pledge.
if a wicked man restores a pledge, pays back what he has taken by robbery, walks by the statutes which ensure life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die.