'Pledge' in the Bible
And he said, I will send thee a kid of the goats from the flock. And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, until thou send it?
And he said, What pledge shall I give thee? And she said, Thy signet, and thy lace, and thy staff which is in thy hand. And he gave it her, and went in to her; and she conceived by him.
And Judah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand; but he found her not.
If thou at all take thy neighbour's garment in pledge, thou shalt return it to him before the sun goes down;
For Jehovah thy God will bless thee, as he promised thee; and thou shalt lend on pledge to many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over thee.
but thou shalt open thy hand bountifully unto him, and shalt certainly lend him on pledge what is sufficient for his need, in that which he lacketh.
No man shall take the hand-mill or the upper millstone in pledge; for it would be taking life in pledge.
When thou dost lend thy brother anything, thou shalt not go into his house to secure his pledge.
Thou shalt stand outside, and the man to whom thou hast made a loan shall bring out the pledge to thee without.
And if the man be needy, thou shalt not lie down with his pledge;
in any case thou shalt return him the pledge at the going down of the sun, that he may sleep in his own upper garment and bless thee; and it shall be righteousness unto thee before Jehovah thy God.
Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, or of the fatherless; and thou shalt not take in pledge a widow's garment.
and carry these ten cheeses to the captain of the thousand, and visit thy brethren to see how they are, and take a pledge of them.
And there were that said, We have had to pledge our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses, that we might procure corn in the dearth.
Lay down now a pledge, be thou surety for me with thyself: who is he that striketh hands with me?
For thou hast taken a pledge of thy brother for nought, and stripped off the clothing of the naked.
They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow's ox for a pledge;
They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor:
Take his garment that is become surety for another, and hold him in pledge for strangers.
Take his garment that is become surety for another, and hold him in pledge for a strange woman.
and hath not oppressed any; he hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath not exercised robbery, hath given his bread to the hungry, and covered the naked with a garment;
hath oppressed the poor and needy, exercised robbery, hath not restored the pledge, and hath lifted up his eyes to the idols, committed abomination,
and hath not oppressed any, nor withholden the pledge, neither hath exercised robbery; he hath given his bread to the hungry, and covered the naked with a garment;
if the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had taken by robbery, walk in the statutes of life, doing nothing that is wrong; he shall certainly live, he shall not die.