Proverbs 22:26
Good News Translation
Don't promise to be responsible for someone else's debts.

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

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

New American Bible
Do not be one of those who give their hand in pledge, those who become surety for debts;

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

Proverbs 6:1-5 Thou art ensnared with the words of thy mouth, and caught with thy own words. . . .

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

Proverbs 17:18 A foolish man will clap hands, when he is surety for his friend.

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

Context
Thirty Sayings of the Wise
25Lest perhaps thou learn his ways, and take scandal to thy soul. 26Be not with them that fasten down their hands, and that offer themselves sureties for debts:27For if thou have not wherewith to restore, what cause is there that he should take the covering from thy bed?…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:1
Thou art ensnared with the words of thy mouth, and caught with thy own words.

Proverbs 17:18
A foolish man will clap hands, when he is surety for his friend.

Additional Translations
Do not be one who gives pledges, who puts up security for debts.Be not you one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be not thou among those striking hands, Among sureties for burdens.
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