New Living Translation
It's poor judgment to guarantee another person's debt or put up security for a friend.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:18 Friend - Debtor, for whom being his friend, he becomes surety.
LibraryCæsarius of Arles.
He was born in the district of Chalons-sur-Saone, A. D. 470. He seems to have been early awakened, by a pious education, to vital Christianity. When he was between seven and eight years old, it would often happen that he would give a portion of his clothes to the poor whom he met, and would say, when he came home, that he had been, constrained to do so. When yet a youth, he entered the celebrated convent on the island of Lerins, (Lerina,) in Provence, from which a spirit of deep and practical piety …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
My child, if you have put up security for a friend's debt or agreed to guarantee the debt of a stranger--
There's danger in putting up security for a stranger's debt; it's safer not to guarantee another person's debt.
Don't agree to guarantee another person's debt or put up security for someone else.
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