Proverbs 20:16
Good News Translation
Anyone stupid enough to promise to be responsible for a stranger's debts ought to have their own property held to guarantee payment.

Contemporary English Version
You deserve to lose your coat if you loan it to someone to guarantee payment for the debt of a stranger.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take away the garment of him that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge from him for strangers.

New American Bible
Take the garment of the one who became surety for a stranger; if for foreigners, exact the pledge!

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Take away the garment of him that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge from him for strangers.

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Proverbs 11:15 A gracious woman shall find glory: and the strong shall have riches.

Proverbs 22:26,27 Be not with them that fasten down their hands, and that offer themselves sureties for debts: . . .

Proverbs 27:13 Take away his garment that hath been surety for a stranger: and take from him a pledge for strangers.

Exodus 22:26,27 If thou take of thy neighbour a garment in pledge, thou shalt give it him again before sunset. . . .

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Proverbs 2:16 And forsaketh the guide of her youth,

Proverbs 5:3 But her end is bitter as wormwood, and sharp as a two-edged sword.

Proverbs 7:5,10 For I looked out of the window of my house through the lattice, . . .

Proverbs 23:27 For a harlot is a deep ditch: and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

Context
Wine is a Mocker
15There is gold and a multitude of jewels: but the lips of knowledge are a precious vessel. 16Take away the garment of him that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge from him for strangers.17The bread of lying is sweet to a man: but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:26
If thou take of thy neighbour a garment in pledge, thou shalt give it him again before sunset.

Proverbs 6:1
Thou art ensnared with the words of thy mouth, and caught with thy own words.

Proverbs 20:15
There is gold and a multitude of jewels: but the lips of knowledge are a precious vessel.

Proverbs 20:17
The bread of lying is sweet to a man: but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Proverbs 22:27
For if thou have not wherewith to restore, what cause is there that he should take the covering from thy bed?

Proverbs 27:13
Take away his garment that hath been surety for a stranger: and take from him a pledge for strangers.

Additional Translations
Take the garment of the one who posts security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for a wayward woman.Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; And hold him in pledge that is surety for foreigners.

Take his garment that is become surety [for] another, and hold him in pledge for strangers.

Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; and hold him in pledge that is surety for strangers.

Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

Take the garment of one who puts up collateral for a stranger; and hold him in pledge for a wayward woman.

Take his garment when a stranger hath been surety, And for strangers pledge it.
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