Proverbs 17:18
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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.

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Clarke'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


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...

understanding heart

April 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
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Its Meaning
Deliverance from the condemning sentence of the Divine Law is the fundamental blessing in Divine salvation: so long as we continue under the curse, we can neither be holy nor happy. But as to the precise nature of that deliverance, as to exactly what it consists of, as to the ground on which it is obtained, and as to the means whereby it is secured, much confusion now obtains. Most of the errors which have been prevalent on this subject arose from the lack of a clear view of the thing itself, and
Arthur W. Pink—The Doctrine of Justification

An Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
The object of this chapter is to present a rudimentary outline and summary of all that Augustin penned or spoke against those traditional North African Christians whom he was pleased to regard as schismatics. It will be arranged, so far as may be, in chronological order, following the dates suggested by the Benedictine edition. The necessary brevity precludes anything but a very meagre treatment of so considerable a theme. The writer takes no responsibility for the ecclesiological tenets of the
St. Augustine—writings in connection with the donatist controversy.

An Exhortation to Peace and Unity
[ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR] This treatise was first published in 1688, after Bunyan's death, at the end of the second edition of the Barren Fig Tree, with a black border round the title. It was continued in the third edition 1692, but was subsequently omitted, although the Barren Fig Tree was printed for the same publisher. It has been printed in every edition of Bunyan's Works. Respect for the judgment of others leads me to allow it a place in the first complete edition, although I have serious
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

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

Proverbs 11:15
Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.

Proverbs 22:26
Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;

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