22:26 If you do take 1 the garment of your neighbor in pledge, you must return it to him by the time the sun goes down, 2 22:27 for it is his only covering – it is his garment for his body. 3 What else can he sleep in? 4 And 5 when he cries out to me, I will hear, for I am gracious.
1 tn The construction again uses the infinitive absolute with the verb in the conditional clause to stress the condition.
2 tn The clause uses the preposition, the infinitive construct, and the noun that is the subjective genitive – “at the going in of the sun.”
3 tn Heb “his skin.”
4 tn Literally the text reads, “In what can he lie down?” The cloak would be used for a covering at night to use when sleeping. The garment, then, was the property that could not be taken and not given back – it was the last possession. The modern idiom of “the shirt off his back” gets at the point being made here.
5 tn Heb “and it will be.”