New American Standard Bible
Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts.
King James Bible
Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.
Darby Bible Translation
Be not of them that strike hands, of them that are sureties for debts:
World English Bible
Don't you be one of those who strike hands, of those who are collateral for debts.
Young's Literal Translation
Be not thou among those striking hands, Among sureties for burdens.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Strike hands - i. e., Bind themselves as surety for what another owes (compare the margin reference).
LibraryThe Formation of Habits.
School Sermon. Proverbs xxii. 6. "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." INTRODUCTION.--There is a district, high up in the Black Forest, where the ground is full of springs. It is a plain some nine hundred feet above the sea. Thousands upon thousands of little springs gush out of the soil; you seem to be on the rose of a vast watering-can. Now, from this great source flow a good many rivers, and they flow in very different, nay, opposite directions. …
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent
He Accuses Abaelard for Preferring his Own Opinions and Even Fancies to the Unanimous Consent of the Fathers, Especially Where He Declares that Christ did Not
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.
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