Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible



"Indeed, you have required a pledge from your family for nothing, and you have stripped off [the] clothes of [the] naked.

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

"A person shall not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone, for {he is taking necessities of life as a pledge}.

They drive away [the] donkey of orphans; they take [the] widow's ox as a pledge.

They stretch themselves out beside every altar on clothing taken in pledge and they drink wine, bought with fines imposed, in the house of their God.


"A person shall not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone, for {he is taking necessities of life as a pledge}.

They drive away [the] donkey of orphans; they take [the] widow's ox as a pledge.

A certain woman from the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, "Your servant my husband is dead. Now you know that your servant was a fearer of Yahweh, but the creditor came to take two of my children for himself as slaves.


"Indeed, you have required a pledge from your family for nothing, and you have stripped off [the] clothes of [the] naked.

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

"A person shall not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone, for {he is taking necessities of life as a pledge}.

They drive away [the] donkey of orphans; they take [the] widow's ox as a pledge.

They stretch themselves out beside every altar on clothing taken in pledge and they drink wine, bought with fines imposed, in the house of their God.


"A person shall not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone, for {he is taking necessities of life as a pledge}.

They drive away [the] donkey of orphans; they take [the] widow's ox as a pledge.

A certain woman from the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, "Your servant my husband is dead. Now you know that your servant was a fearer of Yahweh, but the creditor came to take two of my children for himself as slaves.




"A person shall not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone, for {he is taking necessities of life as a pledge}.

'If you buy a Hebrew slave, he will serve six years, and in the seventh he will go out as free for nothing. If he comes in single, he will go out single. If he is the husband of a wife, his wife will go out with him. If his master gives him a wife and she bears for him sons or daughters, the wife and her children will belong to her master, and [the slave] will go out single. read more.
But if the slave explicitly says, "I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free," his master will present him to God and bring him to the door or to the doorpost, and his master will pierce his ear with an awl, and he will serve him forever.

" 'If you lend money [to] my people, [to] the needy with you, you will not be to him as a creditor; you will not {charge him interest}. If indeed you require the cloak of your neighbor as a pledge, you will return it to him at sundown, because it is his only garment; it is his cloak for his skin. In what will he sleep? {And} when he cries out to me, I will hear, because I [am] gracious.

And when you sell something to your fellow citizen or [you] buy from your neighbor's hand, you must not oppress {one another}. You must buy from your fellow citizen according to [the] number of years after the Jubilee; he must sell to you according to [the] number of years of yield. You must increase its price {according to a greater number of years}, but you must decrease its price {according to a lesser number of years}, because he is selling [its] yields to you. read more.
And you must not oppress {one another}, but you shall revere your God, because I [am] Yahweh, your God.

" 'And if your countryman becomes poor and {if he becomes dependent on you}, then you shall support him [like] an alien and [like] a temporary resident, and he shall live with you. You must not take interest or usury from him, but you shall revere your God, and your countryman shall live with you. You must not give your money to him with interest or give your food for profit.

And this [is] the manner of the remission of debt: every {creditor} shall remit his claim that he holds against his neighbor, and he shall not exact payment [from] his brother because there remission of debt has been proclaimed unto Yahweh. [With respect to] the foreigner you may exact payment, but {you must remit} what shall be [owed] to you [with respect to] your brother.

"{You shall not charge your brother interest on money}, interest on food, or interest on anything that one could lend on interest You may lend on interest to the foreigner, but to your countryman you may not lend on interest, so that Yahweh your God may bless you {in all your undertakings} in {the land where you are going}, {in order to take possession of it}.

"When you make a loan to your neighbor, a loan of any kind, you shall not go into his house {to take his pledge}. You shall wait outside, and the man [to] whom you [are] lending, he shall bring the pledge outside to you. And if [he is] a needy man, you shall not sleep in his pledge. read more.
You shall certainly return the pledge to him {as the sun sets}, so that he may sleep in his cloak and may bless you, and it shall be [considered] righteousness {on your behalf} {before} Yahweh your God.

And if you lend [to those] from whom you expect to receive [back], what kind of credit is [that] to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, so that they may get back an equal [amount]!


"A person shall not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone, for {he is taking necessities of life as a pledge}.


"Indeed, you have required a pledge from your family for nothing, and you have stripped off [the] clothes of [the] naked.

Do not be with those who {give a pledge} {by becoming} surety.

"A person shall not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone, for {he is taking necessities of life as a pledge}.

They stretch themselves out beside every altar on clothing taken in pledge and they drink wine, bought with fines imposed, in the house of their God.


" 'If you lend money [to] my people, [to] the needy with you, you will not be to him as a creditor; you will not {charge him interest}. If indeed you require the cloak of your neighbor as a pledge, you will return it to him at sundown, because it is his only garment; it is his cloak for his skin. In what will he sleep? {And} when he cries out to me, I will hear, because I [am] gracious.

"When you make a loan to your neighbor, a loan of any kind, you shall not go into his house {to take his pledge}. You shall wait outside, and the man [to] whom you [are] lending, he shall bring the pledge outside to you. And if [he is] a needy man, you shall not sleep in his pledge. read more.
You shall certainly return the pledge to him {as the sun sets}, so that he may sleep in his cloak and may bless you, and it shall be [considered] righteousness {on your behalf} {before} Yahweh your God.


There were also those saying, "We have pledged our fields and our vineyards and our houses so that we can get grain in the famine." And there were those who were saying, "We have borrowed money on our fields and our vineyards for the tax of the king.


"A person shall not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone, for {he is taking necessities of life as a pledge}.

Its heart is cast as stone; yes, it is cast as [the] lower millstone.

Take [the] pair of mill stones and grind flour! Uncover your veil, strip off [your] skirt, uncover [your] thigh, pass through [the] rivers!


"A person shall not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone, for {he is taking necessities of life as a pledge}.


"A person shall not take a pair of millstones or an upper millstone, for {he is taking necessities of life as a pledge}.