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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

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The Jewish law protected the poor who were obliged to give security for a loan or the fulfillment of a contract. If a man pawned his robe, the usual covering of the cool nights, it must be returned on the same day, Exodus 22:26-27 . The creditor could not enter a house and take what he pleased; and the millstone being a necessary of life, could not be taken, Deuteronomy 24:6,10,11 . Compare Job 22:6 24:3,7 . Idolaters sometimes disregarded these prohibitions, Amos 2:6-8 . See LOANS. Pledges are necessary from the vicious, who cannot be trusted, Proverbs 20:16 .

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Pledge'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/p/pledge.html. 1859.

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