10 When you make a loan of any kind to your neighbor, do not go into their house to get what is offered to you as a pledge.

Other Translations of Deuteronomy 24:10

King James Version

10 When thou dost lend lend...: Heb. lend the loan of any thing to, etc thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge.

English Standard Version

10 "When you make your neighbor a loan of any sort, you shall not go into his house to collect his pledge.

The Message

10 When you make a loan of any kind to your neighbor, don't enter his house to claim his pledge.

New King James Version

10 "When you lend your brother anything, you shall not go into his house to get his pledge.

New Living Translation

10 "If you lend anything to your neighbor, do not enter his house to pick up the item he is giving as security.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Deuteronomy 24:10

Commentary on Deuteronomy 24:5-13

(Read Deuteronomy 24:5-13)

It is of great consequence that love be kept up between husband and wife; that they carefully avoid every thing which might make them strange one to another. Man-stealing was a capital crime, which could not be settled, as other thefts, by restitution. The laws concerning leprosy must be carefully observed. Thus all who feel their consciences under guilt and wrath, must not cover it, or endeavour to shake off their convictions; but by repentance, and prayer, and humble confession, take the way to peace and pardon. Some orders are given about pledges for money lent. This teaches us to consult the comfort and subsistence of others, as much as our own advantage. Let the poor debtor sleep in his own raiment, and praise God for thy kindness to him. Poor debtors ought to feel more than commonly they do, the goodness of creditors who do not take all the advantage of the law against them, nor should this ever be looked upon as weakness.