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Deuteronomy 24:6

    Deuteronomy 24:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man's life to pledge.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he takes a man's life to pledge.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he taketh a man's life to pledge.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    No one is to take, on account of a debt, the stones with which grain is crushed: for in doing so he takes a man's living.

    Webster's Revision

    No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he taketh a man's life to pledge.

    World English Bible

    No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he takes [a man's] life to pledge.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man's life to pledge.

    Definitions for Deuteronomy 24:6

    Nether - Lower.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 24:6

    The nether or the upper mill-stone - Small hand-mills which can be worked by a single person were formerly in use among the Jews, and are still used in many parts of the East. As therefore the day's meal was generally ground for each day, they keeping no stock beforehand, hence they were forbidden to take either of the stones to pledge, because in such a case the family must be without bread. On this account the text terms the millstone the man's life.

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 24:6

    Compare Exodus 22:25-26.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 24:6

    24:6 Mill - stone - Used in their hand - mills. Under this, he understands all other things necessary to get a livelihood, the taking away whereof is against the laws both of charity and prudence, seeing by those things alone he can be enabled both to subsist and to pay his debts. Life - His livelihood, the necessary support of his life.