Proverbs 20:16
Modern Translations
New International Version
Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.

New Living Translation
Get security from someone who guarantees a stranger’s debt. Get a deposit if he does it for foreigners.

English Standard Version
Take a man’s garment when he has put up security for a stranger, and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for foreigners.

Berean Study Bible
Take the garment of the one who posts security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for a foreigner.

New American Standard Bible
Take his garment when he becomes guarantor for a stranger; And for foreigners, seize a pledge from him.

NASB 1995
Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.

NASB 1977
Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.

Amplified Bible
[The judge tells the creditor], “Take the clothes of one who is surety for a stranger; And hold him in pledge [when he guarantees a loan] for foreigners.”

Christian Standard Bible
Take his garment, for he has put up security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for foreigners.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Take his garment, for he has put up security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for foreigners.

Contemporary English Version
You deserve to lose your coat if you loan it to someone to guarantee payment for the debt of a stranger.

Good News Translation
Anyone stupid enough to promise to be responsible for a stranger's debts ought to have their own property held to guarantee payment.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hold on to the garment of one who guarantees a stranger's loan, and hold responsible the person who makes a loan on behalf of a foreigner.

International Standard Version
Take the garment of anyone who puts up collateral for a stranger; hold it in pledge if he does it for an unfamiliar woman.

NET Bible
Take a man's garment when he has given security for a stranger, and when he gives surety for strangers, hold him in pledge.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

New King James Version
Take the garment of one who is surety for a stranger, And hold it as a pledge when it is for a seductress.

King James 2000 Bible
Take his garment who is surety for a stranger: and hold it as a pledge of him for an immoral woman.

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

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

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

American Standard Version
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; And hold him in pledge that is surety for foreigners.

A Faithful Version
Take the garment of him who is guaranty for a stranger, and take a pledge from him for a strange woman.

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

English Revised Version
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; and hold him in pledge that is surety for strangers.

Webster's Bible Translation
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Take his garment, that is suretie for a stranger, and a pledge of him for the stranger.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Take his garment that is suretie for a straunger: and take a pledge of hym for the vnknowen sake.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Take his garment that is suertie for a straunger, & take a pledge of him for ye vnknowne mans sake.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
When a stranger has been guarantor, take his garment, "" And pledge it for strangers.

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

Smith's Literal Translation
Take his garment that became surety for a stranger: and bind him by a pledge for strange women.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Take away the garment of him that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge from him for strangers.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Take away the vestments of him who stands up to vouch for a stranger, and take a pledge from him instead of from outsiders.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Take the cloak of one that pledges security for a foreigner, and for the sake of foreigners take his pledge.

Lamsa Bible
Take the garment of him who is surety for a stranger; and take his pledge for the sake of a stranger.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; And hold him in pledge that is surety for an alien woman.








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