Proverbs 6:1
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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--

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

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

Proverbs 6:1 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

6:1 Surety - Rashly, without considering how thou shalt discharge the debt as occasion require. Otherwise suretyship in some cases may be not only lawful, but an act of justice and charity. Stricken thy hand - Obliged thyself by giving thine hand, as the custom then was in such cases. With - With the creditor, whom he calls a stranger, because the usurers in Israel, who lent money to others, upon condition of paying use for it, were either Heathens, or were reputed as bad as Heathens, because this practice was forbidden by God's law, Deut 23:19.

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The Preface to the Commandments
And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God,' &c. Exod 20: 1, 2. What is the preface to the Ten Commandments? The preface to the Ten Commandments is, I am the Lord thy God.' The preface to the preface is, God spake all these words, saying,' &c. This is like the sounding of a trumpet before a solemn proclamation. Other parts of the Bible are said to be uttered by the mouth of the holy prophets (Luke 1: 70), but here God spake in his own person. How are we to understand that, God spake,
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

The Heavenly Footman; Or, a Description of the Man that Gets to Heaven:
TOGETHER WITH THE WAY HE RUNS IN, THE MARKS HE GOES BY; ALSO, SOME DIRECTIONS HOW TO RUN SO AS TO OBTAIN. 'And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain: escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.'--Genesis 19:17. London: Printed for John Marshall, at the Bible in Gracechurch Street, 1698. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. About forty years ago a gentleman, in whose company I had commenced my
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

In Death and after Death
A sadder picture could scarcely be drawn than that of the dying Rabbi Jochanan ben Saccai, that "light of Israel" immediately before and after the destruction of the Temple, and for two years the president of the Sanhedrim. We read in the Talmud (Ber. 28 b) that, when his disciples came to see him on his death-bed, he burst into tears. To their astonished inquiry why he, "the light of Israel, the right pillar of the Temple, and its mighty hammer," betrayed such signs of fear, he replied: "If I were
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Cross References
Proverbs 6:2
if you have trapped yourself by your agreement and are caught by what you said--

Proverbs 11:15
There's danger in putting up security for a stranger's debt; it's safer not to guarantee another person's debt.

Proverbs 17:18
It's poor judgment to guarantee another person's debt or put up security for a friend.

Proverbs 20:16
Get security from someone who guarantees a stranger's debt. Get a deposit if he does it for foreigners.

Proverbs 22:26
Don't agree to guarantee another person's debt or put up security for someone else.

Proverbs 27:13
Get security from someone who guarantees a stranger's debt. Get a deposit if he does it for foreigners.

Isaiah 2:6
For the LORD has rejected his people, the descendants of Jacob, because they have filled their land with practices from the East and with sorcerers, as the Philistines do. They have made alliances with pagans.

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