'Pledge' in the Bible
He said, "I will send you a young goat from the flock." She said, "Will you give me a pledge, until you send it?"
He said, "What pledge will I give you?" She said, "Your signet and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand." He gave them to her, and came in to her, and she conceived by him.
Judah sent the young goat by the hand of his friend, the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand, but he didn't find her.
No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he takes [a man's] life to pledge.
When you do lend your neighbor any kind of loan, you shall not go into his house to get his pledge.
You shall stand outside, and the man to whom you do lend shall bring forth the pledge outside to you.
If he be a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge;
you shall surely restore to him the pledge when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his garment, and bless you: and it shall be righteousness to you before Yahweh your God.
You shall not wrest the justice [due] to the foreigner, [or] to the fatherless, nor take the widow's clothing to pledge;
"Now give a pledge, be collateral for me with yourself. Who is there who will strike hands with me?
They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, and they take the widow's ox for a pledge.
There are those who pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor,
My son, if you have become collateral for your neighbor, if you have struck your hands in pledge for a stranger;
Take the garment of one who puts up collateral for a stranger; and hold him in pledge for a wayward woman.
Now therefore, please make a pledge to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them.
and has not wronged any, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, has taken nothing by robbery, has given his bread to the hungry, and has covered the naked with a garment;
has wronged the poor and needy, has taken by robbery, has not restored the pledge, and has lifted up his eyes to the idols, has committed abomination,
neither has wronged any, has not taken anything to pledge, neither has taken by robbery, but has given his bread to the hungry, and has covered the naked with a garment;
if the wicked restore the pledge, give again that which he had taken by robbery, walk in the statutes of life, committing no iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
and they lay themselves down beside every altar on clothes taken in pledge; and in the house of their God they drink the wine of those who have been fined.
who is a pledge of our inheritance, to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of his glory.