New American Standard Bible
If you have nothing with which to pay, Why should he take your bed from under you?
King James Bible
If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
Darby Bible Translation
if thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
World English Bible
If you don't have means to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?
Young's Literal Translation
If thou hast nothing to pay, Why doth he take thy bed from under thee?
Proverbs 22:27 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He - i. e., The man to whom the surety has been given. The practice of distraining for payment of a debt, seems, though prohibited Exodus 22:27, to have become common.
LibraryThe Formation of Habits.
School Sermon. Proverbs xxii. 6. "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." INTRODUCTION.--There is a district, high up in the Black Forest, where the ground is full of springs. It is a plain some nine hundred feet above the sea. Thousands upon thousands of little springs gush out of the soil; you seem to be on the rose of a vast watering-can. Now, from this great source flow a good many rivers, and they flow in very different, nay, opposite directions. …
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent
He Accuses Abaelard for Preferring his Own Opinions and Even Fancies to the Unanimous Consent of the Fathers, Especially Where He Declares that Christ did Not
"If you ever take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets,
Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.
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