New American Standard Bible
He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates being a guarantor is secure.
King James Bible
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.
Darby Bible Translation
It goeth ill with him that is surety for another; but he that hateth suretyship is secure.
World English Bible
He who is collateral for a stranger will suffer for it, but he who refuses pledges of collateral is secure.
Young's Literal Translation
Evil one suffereth when he hath been surety for a stranger, And whoso is hating suretyship is confident.
Proverbs 11:15 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
See the marginal reference. The play upon "sure" and "suretiship" in the the King James Version (though each word is rightly rendered) has nothing corresponding to it in the Hebrew, and seems to have originated in a desire to give point to the proverb.
A sermon (No. 642) delivered on Sunday morning, July 30, 1865, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it."--Proverbs 11:26. If I dared, I should always preach upon the comfortable promises and gracious doctrines of God's Word. I find it most delightful and easy work to expatiate upon those themes of revelation which abound in sweetness, and are full of savor and preciousness …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
To Win Souls Requires Wisdom.
The Controversy Ended
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, Have given a pledge for a stranger,
A man lacking in sense pledges And becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor.
Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge.
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