New International Version
if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.
King James Bible
If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
Darby Bible Translation
if thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
World English Bible
If you don't have means to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?
Young's Literal Translation
If thou hast nothing to pay, Why doth he take thy bed from under thee?
Proverbs 22:27 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If thou hast nothing to pay - Should any man give security for more than he is worth? If he does, is it not a fraud on the very face of the transaction?
Why should he take away thy bed from under thee? - The creditor will not pursue the debtor whom he knows to be worth nothing; but he will sue the bail or bondsman. And why shouldst thou put thyself in such circumstances as to expose thyself to the loss even of thy bed?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe 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
If you take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, return it by sunset,
Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.
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