Proverbs 22:26
New International Version
Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;

New Living Translation
Don't agree to guarantee another person's debt or put up security for someone else.

English Standard Version
Be not one of those who give pledges, who put up security for debts.

Berean Study Bible
Do not be one who gives pledges, who puts up security for debts.

New American Standard Bible
Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts.

King James Bible
Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.

Christian Standard Bible
Don't be one of those who enter agreements, who put up security for loans.

Contemporary English Version
Don't guarantee to pay someone else's debt.

Good News Translation
Don't promise to be responsible for someone else's debts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't be one of those who enter agreements, who put up security for loans.

International Standard Version
Don't be one of those who make promises to guarantee loans for debts.

NET Bible
Do not be one who strikes hands in pledge or who puts up security for debts.

New Heart English Bible
Do not be one of those who strike hands, of those who are collateral for debts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not give yourself as security because you are shamed before people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not be [found] among those who make deals with a handshake, among those who guarantee other people's loans.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Be thou not of them that strike hands, Or of them that are sureties for debts;

New American Standard 1977
Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become sureties for debts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Be not thou one of them that strike hands or of them that are sureties for debts.

King James 2000 Bible
Be not one of them that gives pledges, or of them that become surety for debts.

American King James Version
Be not you one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.

American Standard Version
Be thou not one of them that strike hands, Or of them that are sureties for debts.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Become not surety from respect of a man's person.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be not with them that fasten down their hands, and that offer themselves sureties for debts:

Darby Bible Translation
Be not of them that strike hands, of them that are sureties for debts:

English Revised Version
Be thou not one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts:

Webster's Bible Translation
Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.

World English Bible
Don't you be one of those who strike hands, of those who are collateral for debts.

Young's Literal Translation
Be not thou among those striking hands, Among sureties for burdens.
Study Bible
Thirty Sayings of the Wise
25or you may learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare. 26Do not be one who gives pledges, who puts up security for debts. 27If you have nothing with which to pay, why should your bed be taken from under you?…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:1
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge with a stranger,

Proverbs 17:18
A man lacking judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor.

Treasury of Scripture

Be not you one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.

Proverbs 6:1-5
My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger, …

Proverbs 11:15
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.

Proverbs 17:18
A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.







Lexicon
Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

be
תְּהִ֥י (tə·hî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

one who gives pledges,
בְתֹֽקְעֵי־ (ḇə·ṯō·qə·‘ê-)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8628: To clatter, slap, clang, to drive, to become bondsman

who puts up security
בַּ֝עֹרְבִ֗ים (ba·‘ō·rə·ḇîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6148: To braid, intermix, technically, to traffic, give to be security

for debts.
מַשָּׁאֽוֹת׃ (maš·šā·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4859: A loan
(26) Be not thou one of them that strike hands.--Another warning against suretiship. (See above, on Proverbs 6:1.)

22:26,27. Every man ought to be just to himself, and his family; those are not so, who, by folly or other carelessness, waste what they have. 28. We are taught not to trespass on another man's right. And it is hard to find a truly industrious man. Such a man will rise. Seest thou a man diligent in the business of religion? He is likely to excel. Let us then be diligent in God's work.
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