New International Version
One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a 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.
Proverbs 17:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Striketh hands - Striking each other's hands, or shaking hands, was anciently the form in concluding a contract. See notes on Proverbs 6:1.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 8. "A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22).
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22). King Solomon left among his wise sayings a prescription for sick and sad hearts, and it is one that we can safely take. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Joy is the great restorer and healer. Gladness of spirit will bring health to the bones and vitality to the nerves when all other tonics fail, and all other sedatives cease to quiet. Sick one, begin to rejoice in the Lord, and your bones will flourish like an herb, and your cheeks …
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An Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
An Exhortation to Peace and Unity
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,
Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.
Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;
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