Proverbs 17:18
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English Standard Version
One who lacks sense gives a pledge and puts up security 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.

American Standard Version
A man void of understanding striketh hands, And becometh surety in the presence of his neighbor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A foolish man will clap hands, when he is surety for his friend.

English Revised Version
A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his neighbour.

Webster's Bible Translation
A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

12 Meet a bear robbed of one of her whelps,

     Only not a fool in his folly.

The name of the bear, as that of the cow, Job 21:10; Psalm 144:14, preserves its masculine form, even when used in reference to sexual relationship (Ewald, 174b); the ursa catulis orbata is proverbially a raging beast. How the abstract expression of the action פּגושׁ [to meet], here as e.g., Psalm 17:5, with the subj. following, must sound as finite (occurrat, may always meet), follows from ואל equals ואל־יפגּשׁ (non autem occurrat). פּגושׁ has on the last syllable Mehuppach, and Zinnorith on the preceding open syllable (according to the rule, Accentssystem, vi. 5d).

(Note: In the Torath Emeth, p. 18, the word is irregularly represented as Milel - a closed syllable with Cholem can suffer no retrogression of the tone.)

שׁכּוּל, in the state of his folly, i.e., when he is in a paroxysm of his anger, corresponds with the conditional noun-adjective שׁכּוּל, for folly morbidly heightened is madness (cf. Hosea 11:7; Psychol. p. 291f.).

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Proverbs 6:1-5 My son, if you be surety for your friend, if you have stricken your hand with a stranger...

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

Proverbs 20:16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

Proverbs 22:16,27 He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want...

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Cross References
Proverbs 6:1
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger,

Proverbs 11:15
Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm, but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure.

Proverbs 22:26
Be not one of those who give pledges, who put up security for debts.

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