Proverbs 22:27
New International Version
if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.

New Living Translation
If you can’t pay it, even your bed will be snatched from under you.

English Standard Version
If you have nothing with which to pay, why should your bed be taken from under you?

Berean Study Bible
If you have nothing with which to pay, why should your bed be taken from under you?

King James Bible
If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

New King James Version
If you have nothing with which to pay, Why should he take away your bed from under you?

New American Standard Bible
If you have nothing with which to repay, Why should he take your bed from under you?

NASB 1995
If you have nothing with which to pay, Why should he take your bed from under you?

NASB 1977
If you have nothing with which to pay, Why should he take your bed from under you?

Amplified Bible
If you have nothing with which to pay [another’s debt when he defaults], Why should his creditor take your bed from under you?

Christian Standard Bible
If you have nothing with which to pay, even your bed will be taken from under you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you have no money to pay, even your bed will be taken from under you.

American Standard Version
If thou hast not wherewith to pay, Why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For if those have not whence to give compensation, they will take the bed that is under thee.

Contemporary English Version
If you don't have the money, you might lose your bed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if thou have not wherewith to restore, what cause is there, that he should take the covering from thy bed?

English Revised Version
If thou hast not wherewith to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

Good News Translation
If you should be unable to pay, they will take away even your bed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you have no money to pay back a loan, why should your bed be repossessed?

International Standard Version
If you don't have the ability to pay, why should your very bed be taken from under you?

JPS Tanakh 1917
If thou hast not wherewith to pay, Why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

Literal Standard Version
If you have nothing to pay, "" Why does he take your bed from under you?

NET Bible
If you do not have enough to pay, your bed will be taken right out from under you!

New Heart English Bible
If you do not have means to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?

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?

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Thirty Sayings of the Wise
26Do not be one who gives pledges, who puts up security for debts. 27If you have nothing with which to pay, why should your bed be taken from under you? 28Do not move an ancient boundary stone which your fathers have placed.…

Cross References
Exodus 22:26
If you take your neighbor's cloak as collateral, return it to him by sunset,

Proverbs 20:16
Take the garment of the one who posts security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for a foreigner.


Treasury of Scripture

If you have nothing to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?

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

Exodus 22:26,27
If thou at all take thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down: …

2 Kings 4:1
Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.









(27) Why should he take away thy bed from under thee?--If the mantle was taken in pledge, it had to be restored before sundown for the poor man to sleep in; but this merciful provision of the Law was evidently evaded. (Comp. Ezekiel 18:12.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you have nothing
אֵֽין־ (’ên-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

with which
לְךָ֥ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

to pay,
לְשַׁלֵּ֑ם (lə·šal·lêm)
Preposition | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7999: To be safe, to be, completed, to be friendly, to reciprocate

why
לָ֥מָּה (lām·māh)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

should your bed
מִ֝שְׁכָּבְךָ֗ (miš·kā·ḇə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4904: Place of lying, a couch, act of lying

be taken
יִקַּ֥ח (yiq·qaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

from under you?
מִתַּחְתֶּֽיךָ׃ (mit·taḥ·te·ḵā)
Preposition | Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of


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