Proverbs 11:15

“Hee that is suretie for a stranger, shall smart for it: and hee that hateth suretiship, is sure.”

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Other Translations

He that is surety for a stranger shall smart [for it]: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.
- King James Version

He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates being a guarantor is secure.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it; But he that hateth suretyship is secure.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who makes himself responsible for a strange man will undergo much loss; but the hater of such undertakings will be safe.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

Evil [one] suffereth when he hath been surety [for] a stranger, And whoso is hating suretyship is confident.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it; but he that hateth them that strike hands is secure.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 11

  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Rev. Quesenberry
    Verse 4; all the wealth in the world cannot help when Gods judgement comes. But righteousness delivers us from death. God gives live to the ones who live a holy life. Hebrews 12 says without holiness no person shall see God. In the Old Testament days the Holy Ghost did not live inside people. That came-at Pentacost. Folks would just live right or not by the law and sacrificial system.Jesus fixed.
  • Rhonda tubbs
    Love proverbs one of my favorite books , Awsome.
  • Rhode Island Pastor
    A thought in respect to Proverbs 11:30: He that winneth souls is wise.

    Satan is selfish and an adversary, and although his time is short, he tries to get as many souls to follow him and end in the lake of fire.

    We bible-believers, in contrast, ought to be UN-selfish, as ministers of reconciliation, knowing our time is short, ought to get as many souls to follow Jesus Christ. Opposite of Satan.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: Our actions can have a great impact on how God views us and we have the opportunity to bring pleasure to God.

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