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.
Darby Bible Translation
A senseless man striketh hands, becoming surety for his neighbour.
World English Bible
A man void of understanding strikes hands, and becomes collateral in the presence of his neighbor.
Young's Literal Translation
A man lacking heart is striking hands, A surety he becometh before his friend.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Compare the marginal reference. Since nothing is nobler than the self-sacrifice of the true friend Proverbs 17:17, so nothing is more contemptible than the weakness which allows itself to be sacrificed for the sake of worthless associates.
In the presence of his friend - i. e., "On behalf of" or "to his friend for some third person."
LibraryThe Unrivalled Friend
A sermon (No. 899) delivered on Lord's Day morning, November 7th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."--Proverbs 17:17. There is one thing about the usefulness of which all men are agreed, namely, friendship; but most men are soon aware that counterfeits of friendship are common as autumn leaves. Few men enjoy from others the highest and truest form of friendship. The friendships of this world are …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
The Raising of the Young Man of Nain - the Meeting of Life and Death.
My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, Have given a pledge for a stranger,
He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates being a guarantor is secure.
Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts.
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