Proverbs 20:16
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New Living Translation
Get security from someone who guarantees a stranger's debt. Get a deposit if he does it for foreigners.

King James Bible
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

Darby Bible Translation
Take his garment that is become surety for another, and hold him in pledge for strangers.

World English Bible
Take the garment of one who puts up collateral for a stranger; and hold him in pledge for a wayward woman.

Young's Literal Translation
Take his garment when a stranger hath been surety, And for strangers pledge it.

Proverbs 20:16 Parallel
Commentary
Wesley's Notes on the Bible

20:16 Take - As a pledge, without which he ought not to be trusted. Of him - That is surety.

Proverbs 20:16 Parallel Commentaries

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Ploughing in Canaan.
In Scripture frequent mention is made of the husbandman and his work. Ploughing the land, sowing the seed, reaping the harvest, and winnowing the grain are often referred to. Our picture shows an Eastern husbandman ploughing. How different it is to ploughing in our own land! There is no coulter; and instead of the broad steel plough-share we see a pointed piece of wood. And the long handles with which our labourers guide their ploughs--where are they? The strong horses, too, harnessed one behind
Anonymous—Mother Stories from the Old Testament

What Now Shall I Say Concerning the Very Carefulness and Watchfulness against Sin? "Who...
48. What now shall I say concerning the very carefulness and watchfulness against sin? "Who shall boast that he hath a chaste heart? or who shall boast that he is clean from sin?" [2200] Holy virginity is indeed inviolate from the mother's womb; but "no one," saith he, "is clean in Thy sight, not even the infant whose life is of one day upon the earth." [2201] There is kept also in faith inviolate a certain virginal chastity, whereby the Church is joined as a chaste virgin unto One Husband: but That
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

The Third Exile, 356-362.
The third exile of Athanasius marks the summit of his achievement. Its commencement is the triumph, its conclusion the collapse of Arianism. It is true that after the death of Constantius the battle went on with variations of fortune for twenty years, mostly under the reign of an ardently Arian Emperor (364-378). But by 362 the utter lack of inner coherence in the Arian ranks was manifest to all; the issue of the fight might be postponed by circumstances but could not be in doubt. The break-up of
Athanasius—Select Works and Letters or Athanasius

Benjamin Whichcote, the First of the "Latitude-Men"
The type of Christianity which I have been calling "spiritual religion," that is, religion grounded in the nature of Reason, finds, at least in England, its noblest expression in the group of men, sometimes called "Cambridge Platonists," and sometimes "Latitude-Men," or simply "Latitudinarians." These labels were all given them by their critics and opponents, and were used to give the impression that the members of this group or school were introducing and advancing a type of Christianity too broad
Rufus M. Jones—Spiritual Reformers in the 16th and 17th Centuries

Cross References
Exodus 22:26
If you take your neighbor's cloak as security for a loan, you must return it before sunset.

Proverbs 6:1
My child, if you have put up security for a friend's debt or agreed to guarantee the debt of a stranger--

Proverbs 20:15
Wise words are more valuable than much gold and many rubies.

Proverbs 20:17
Stolen bread tastes sweet, but it turns to gravel in the mouth.

Proverbs 22:27
If you can't pay it, even your bed will be snatched from under you.

Proverbs 27:13
Get security from someone who guarantees a stranger's debt. Get a deposit if he does it for foreigners.

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