Proverbs 22:26
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New International Version
Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;

New Living Translation
Don't agree to guarantee another person's debt or put up security for someone else.

English Standard Version
Be not one of those who give pledges, who put up security for debts.

New American Standard Bible
Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts.

King James Bible
Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't be one of those who enter agreements, who put up security for loans.

International Standard Version
Don't be one of those who make promises to guarantee loans for debts.

NET Bible
Do not be one who strikes hands in pledge or who puts up security for debts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not give yourself as security because you are shamed before people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not be [found] among those who make deals with a handshake, among those who guarantee other people's loans.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Be not thou one of them that strike hands or of them that are sureties for debts.

King James 2000 Bible
Be not one of them that gives pledges, or of them that become surety for debts.

American King James Version
Be not you one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.

American Standard Version
Be thou not one of them that strike hands, Or of them that are sureties for debts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be not with them that fasten down their hands, and that offer themselves sureties for debts:

Darby Bible Translation
Be not of them that strike hands, of them that are sureties for debts:

English Revised Version
Be thou not one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts:

Webster's Bible Translation
Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.

World English Bible
Don't you be one of those who strike hands, of those who are collateral for debts.

Young's Literal Translation
Be not thou among those striking hands, Among sureties for burdens.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:26,27. Every man ought to be just to himself, and his family; those are not so, who, by folly or other carelessness, waste what they have. 28. We are taught not to trespass on another man's right. And it is hard to find a truly industrious man. Such a man will rise. Seest thou a man diligent in the business of religion? He is likely to excel. Let us then be diligent in God's work.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Be not thou one of them that strike hands,.... Or "among them" (m), of the number of them, that do as they do, give their hand or their bond for others; he surety for them, as it is explained in the following clause; see Proverbs 6:1;

or of them that are sureties for debts; contracted by others; that engage for the payment of them, in case the principal fails: and it is much if persons that keep indifferent company, angry and furious men, who are often in broils and quarrels, and spend their time and substance in strife and contention, are not drawn into engagements of this kind.

(m) "inter", Pagninus, Tigurine version, Mercerus, Gejerus, Michaelis.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

26, 27. (Compare Pr 6:1; 17:18).

Proverbs 22:26 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Good Name More Desirable than Riches
25Or you will learn his ways And find a snare for yourself. 26Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts. 27If you have nothing with which to pay, Why should he take your bed from under you?…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:1
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,

Proverbs 17:18
One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor.
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