Proverbs 11:15
New International Version
Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.

New Living Translation
There’s danger in putting up security for a stranger’s debt; it’s safer not to guarantee another person’s debt.

English Standard Version
Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm, but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure.

Berean Study Bible
He who puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but the one who hates indebtedness is secure.

New American Standard Bible
He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates being a guarantor is secure.

New King James Version
He who is surety for a stranger will suffer, But one who hates being surety is secure.

King James Bible
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.

Christian Standard Bible
If someone puts up security for a stranger, he will suffer for it, but the one who hates such agreements is protected.

Contemporary English Version
It's a dangerous thing to guarantee payment for someone's debts. Don't do it!

Good News Translation
If you promise to pay a stranger's debt, you will regret it. You are better off if you don't get involved.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If someone puts up security for a stranger, he will suffer for it, but the one who hates such agreements is protected.

International Standard Version
Securing a loan for a stranger will bring suffering, but by refusing to do so, one remains safe.

NET Bible
The one who puts up security for a stranger will surely have trouble, but whoever avoids shaking hands will be secure.

New Heart English Bible
He who is collateral for a stranger will suffer for it, but he who refuses pledges of collateral is secure.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The evil one does evil when he meets the righteous, because he hates those who await good news.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever guarantees a stranger's loan will get into trouble, but whoever hates the closing of a deal remains secure.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it; But he that hateth them that strike hands is secure.

New American Standard 1977
He who is surety for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates going surety is safe.

King James 2000 Bible
He that is surety for a stranger shall suffer for it: and he that hates being surety is secure.

American King James Version
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hates indebtedness is sure.

American Standard Version
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it; But he that hateth suretyship is secure.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A bad man does harm wherever he meets a just man: and he hates the sound of safety.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall be afflicted with evil, that is surety for a stranger: but he that is aware of the snares, shall be secure.

Darby Bible Translation
It goeth ill with him that is surety for another; but he that hateth suretyship is secure.

English Revised Version
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: but he that hateth suretiship is sure.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.

World English Bible
He who is collateral for a stranger will suffer for it, but he who refuses pledges of collateral is secure.

Young's Literal Translation
Evil one suffereth when he hath been surety for a stranger, And whoso is hating suretyship is confident.
Study Bible
Dishonest Scales
14For lack of guidance, a nation falls, but with many counselors comes deliverance. 15He who puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but the one who hates indebtedness is secure. 16A gracious woman attains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth.…
Cross References
Proverbs 6:1
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge with a stranger,

Proverbs 17:18
A man lacking judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor.

Proverbs 27:13
Take the garment of him who posts security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for a wayward woman.

Treasury of Scripture

He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hates indebtedness is sure.

that is surety

Proverbs 6:1-5
My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger, …

Proverbs 17:18
A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

Proverbs 20:16
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.





Lexicon
He who puts up security
עָ֣רַב (‘ā·raḇ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6148: To braid, intermix, technically, to traffic, give to be security

for a stranger
זָ֑ר (zār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2114: To turn aside, to be a, foreigner, strange, profane, to commit adultery

will surely suffer,
רַע־ (ra‘-)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

but the one who hates
וְשֹׂנֵ֖א (wə·śō·nê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate

indebtedness
תֹקְעִ֣ים (ṯō·qə·‘îm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8628: To clatter, slap, clang, to drive, to become bondsman

is secure.
בּוֹטֵֽחַ׃ (bō·w·ṭê·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 982: To trust, be confident, sure
(15) He that is surety for a stranger.--Rather, for another, as Proverbs 6:1.

Is sure.--Rather, is in quiet, undisturbed by the anxieties described in Proverbs 6:3-5.

Verse 15. - He that is surety for a stranger; or, for another (see Proverbs 6:1). Shall smart for it. "Evil shall fall on him evilly who is surety." He that hateth suretyship; guaranteed, as the word implies, by the striking of hands in public (Proverbs 17:18). Vulgate, "who is cautious of snares," especially of the insidious dangers that lurk in suretyship. Is sure; is at rest and has nothing to fear. There is no paronomasia in the Hebrew. The play on "suretyship" and "sure" in the Authorized Version is either accidental or was introduced with the idea of giving point to the sentence. The Septuagint translates differently, "A wicked man doeth evil when he mixes with the righteous; he hateth the sound of safety (η΅χον ἀσφαλείας)." This perhaps means that the fraudulent creditor deceives the good man who has stood security for him; and henceforward the good man cannot bear to hear immunity and safety spoken of (see note on Proverbs 20:16).
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