The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleDeuteronomy 24:18
But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt,
&c.] The remembrance of which may cause sympathy with persons in
distress; particularly the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow:
and the Lord thy God redeemed thee thence;
the Targum of Jonathan,
``the Word of the Lord thy God;''
which, as it was an act of great kindness and mercy in God to them,
taught them, and laid them under obligation to show favour to their
fellow creatures in distress:
therefore I command thee to do this thing:
not to pervert the judgment
of the stranger and fatherless, nor take a widow's raiment for a
pledge; and it may be carried further into the context, and respect the
laws about the pledge of the poor man, and giving the hired servant his
wages in due time.