Proverbs 11:15
Modern Translations
New International Version
Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.

New Living Translation
There’s danger in putting up security for a stranger’s debt; it’s safer not to guarantee another person’s debt.

English Standard Version
Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm, but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure.

Berean Study Bible
He who puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but the one who hates indebtedness is secure.

New American Standard Bible
One who is a guarantor for a stranger will certainly suffer for it, But one who hates being a guarantor is secure.

NASB 1995
He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates being a guarantor is secure.

NASB 1977
He who is surety for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates going surety is safe.

Amplified Bible
He who puts up security and guarantees a debt for an outsider will surely suffer [for his foolishness], But he who hates (declines) being a guarantor is secure [from its penalties].

Christian Standard Bible
If someone puts up security for a stranger, he will suffer for it, but the one who hates such agreements is protected.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If someone puts up security for a stranger, he will suffer for it, but the one who hates such agreements is protected.

Contemporary English Version
It's a dangerous thing to guarantee payment for someone's debts. Don't do it!

Good News Translation
If you promise to pay a stranger's debt, you will regret it. You are better off if you don't get involved.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever guarantees a stranger's loan will get into trouble, but whoever hates the closing of a deal remains secure.

International Standard Version
Securing a loan for a stranger will bring suffering, but by refusing to do so, one remains safe.

NET Bible
The one who puts up security for a stranger will surely have trouble, but whoever avoids shaking hands will be secure.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.

New King James Version
He who is surety for a stranger will suffer, But one who hates being surety is secure.

King James 2000 Bible
He that is surety for a stranger shall suffer for it: and he that hates being surety is secure.

New Heart English Bible
He who is collateral for a stranger will suffer for it, but he who refuses pledges of collateral 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.

American King James Version
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hates indebtedness is sure.

American Standard Version
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it; But he that hateth suretyship is secure.

A Faithful Version
He who is surety for a stranger shall suffer for it; but he who hates being surety is safe.

Darby Bible Translation
It goeth ill with him that is surety for another; but he that hateth suretyship is secure.

English Revised Version
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: but he that hateth suretiship is sure.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Hee shall be sore vexed, that is suretie for a stranger, and he that hateth suretiship, is sure.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
He that is suretie for a straunger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretishyp is sure.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
He that is suertye for a straunger, hurteth himself: but he that medleth not with suerteshippe, is sure.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
An evil [one] suffers when he has been guarantor [for] a stranger, "" And whoever hates striking hands [in agreement] is confident.

Young's Literal Translation
Evil one suffereth when he hath been surety for a stranger, And whoso is hating suretyship is confident.

Smith's Literal Translation
The evil one shall become evil, for he became surety for a stranger: and he hating those striking hands being secure.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall be afflicted with evil, that is surety for a stranger: but he that is aware of the snares, shall be secure.

Catholic Public Domain Version
He will be afflicted with evil, who provides a guarantee for an outsider. But whoever is wary of traps shall be secure.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
The evil one does evil when he meets the righteous, because he hates those who await good news.

Lamsa Bible
The wicked oppresses the righteous when he meets him, because he hates those who wait and hope.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it; But he that hateth them that strike hands is secure.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A bad man does harm wherever he meets a just man: and he hates the sound of safety.








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