Proverbs 6:1
Parallel Verses
New International Version
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,

New Living Translation
My child, if you have put up security for a friend's debt or agreed to guarantee the debt of a stranger--

English Standard Version
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger,

New American Standard Bible
My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, Have given a pledge for a stranger,

King James Bible
My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor or entered into an agreement with a stranger,

International Standard Version
My son, if you guarantee a loan for your neighbor, if you have agreed to a deal with a stranger,

NET Bible
My child, if you have made a pledge for your neighbor, and have become a guarantor for a stranger,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My son, if you are security for your friend, you have yielded your hand to a stranger.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My son, if you guarantee a loan for your neighbor or pledge yourself for a stranger with a handshake,

JPS Tanakh 1917
My son, if thou art become surety for thy neighbour, If thou hast struck thy hands for a stranger--

New American Standard 1977
My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor,
            Have given a pledge for a stranger,

Jubilee Bible 2000
My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,

King James 2000 Bible
My son, if you become surety for your friend, if you have struck your hand with a stranger,

American King James Version
My son, if you be surety for your friend, if you have stricken your hand with a stranger,

American Standard Version
My son, if thou art become surety for thy neighbor, If thou hast stricken thy hands for a stranger;

Douay-Rheims Bible
My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, thou hast engaged fast thy hand to a stranger.

Darby Bible Translation
My son, if thou hast become surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand for a stranger,

English Revised Version
My son, if thou art become surety for thy neighbour, if thou hast stricken thy hands for a stranger,

Webster's Bible Translation
My son, if thou art surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,

World English Bible
My son, if you have become collateral for your neighbor, if you have struck your hands in pledge for a stranger;

Young's Literal Translation
My son! if thou hast been surety for thy friend, Hast stricken for a stranger thy hand,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:1-5 If we live as directed by the word of God, we shall find it profitable even in this present world. We are stewards of our worldly substance, and have to answer to the Lord for our disposal of it; to waste it in rash schemes, or such plans as may entangle us in difficulties and temptations, is wrong. A man ought never to be surety for more than he is able and willing to pay, and can afford to pay, without wronging his family; he ought to look upon every sum he is engaged for, as his own debt. If we must take all this care to get our debts to men forgiven, much more to obtain forgiveness with God. Humble thyself to him, make sure of Christ as thy Friend, to plead for thee; pray earnestly that thy sins may be pardoned, and that thou mayest be kept from going down to the pit.
Study Bible
Warnings against Foolishness
1My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, Have given a pledge for a stranger, 2If you have been snared with the words of your mouth, Have been caught with the words of your mouth,…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:2
If you have been snared with the words of your mouth, Have been caught with the words of your mouth,

Proverbs 11:15
He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates being a guarantor is secure.

Proverbs 17:18
A man lacking in sense pledges And becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor.

Proverbs 20:16
Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.

Proverbs 22:26
Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts.

Proverbs 27:13
Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge.

Isaiah 2:6
For You have abandoned Your people, the house of Jacob, Because they are filled with influences from the east, And they are soothsayers like the Philistines, And they strike bargains with the children of foreigners.
Treasury of Scripture

My son, if you be surety for your friend, if you have stricken your hand with a stranger,

if thou hast stricken: to strike or join hands was an ancient
form of entering into contracts in all counties and all ages.

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