Proverbs 22:26
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New International Version
Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security 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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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That strike hands - See on Proverbs 6:1 (note); Proverbs 11:15 (note).

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 17:18 A man void of understanding strikes hands, and becomes surety in the presence of his friend.

Proverbs 27:13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

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The Rich and the Poor
Chapel Royal, Whitehall, 1871. Proverbs xxii. 2. "The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all." I have been asked to preach here this afternoon on behalf of the Parochial Mission Women's Fund. I may best describe the object for which I plead, as an attempt to civilise and Christianise the women of the lower classes in the poorer districts of London and other great towns, by means of women of their own class--women, who have gone through the same struggles as they have,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Christian Business World
Scripture references: Proverbs 22:29; Romans 12:11; Psalms 24:1; 50:10-12; Haggai 2:8; Psalm 49:6,10,16,17; 62:10; Matthew 13:22; Mark 10:23,24; Job 31:24-26; Proverbs 3:9; Matthew 25:14-30; 24:45-51; 6:19-21; Luke 12:16-21. THE IDEAL IN THE BUSINESS WORLD There is often a wide difference between the methods actually employed in doing business and when they should be. Good men who are in the thick of the battle of competition and rivalry with other firms in the same line of trade, are the quickest
Henry T. Sell—Studies in the Life of the Christian

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 17:18
One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor.

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