“For you have taken pledges of your brothers without cause,
And stripped men naked.
If you ever take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets,
or oppress anyone, or retain a pledge, or commit robbery, but he gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,
“They drive away the donkeys of the orphans;
They take the widow’s ox for a pledge.
oppresses the poor and needy, commits robbery, does not restore a pledge, but lifts up his eyes to the idols and commits abomination,
“No one shall take a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, for he would be taking a life in pledge.
If I have seen anyone perish for lack of clothing,
Or that the needy had no covering,
“When you make your neighbor a loan of any sort, you shall not enter his house to take his pledge.
“Others snatch the orphan from the breast,
And against the poor they take a pledge.
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,
“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.