Proverbs 17:18
A man lacking judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor.
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Proverbs 6:1-5
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge with a stranger, . . .

Proverbs 11:15
He who puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but the one who hates indebtedness is secure.

Proverbs 20:16
Take the garment of the one who posts security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for a wayward woman.

Proverbs 22:16, 27
Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself, or giving gifts to the rich, will surely lead to poverty. . . .

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Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
A man lacking in sense pledges And becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor.

King James Bible
A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One without sense enters an agreement and puts up security for his friend.

International Standard Version
A man who lacks sense cosigns a loan, becoming a guarantor for his neighbor.

NET Bible
The one who lacks wisdom strikes hands in pledge, and puts up financial security for his neighbor.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A foolish man hands over his bounty which he pledges for his neighbor as security.
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