New International Version
Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.
King James Bible
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.
Darby Bible Translation
It goeth ill with him that is surety for another; but he that hateth suretyship is secure.
World English Bible
He who is collateral for a stranger will suffer for it, but he who refuses pledges of collateral is secure.
Young's Literal Translation
Evil one suffereth when he hath been surety for a stranger, And whoso is hating suretyship is confident.
Proverbs 11:15 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it - He shall find evil upon evil in it. See on Proverbs 6:1 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
that is surety
smart or to be broken suretiship or those that strike hands
LibraryThe Present Recompense
Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
The Soul Winner
Jesus, My Rock.
George Muller, and the Secret of His
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,
One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor.
Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.
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