Proverbs 22:26

“Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.”

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Other Translations

Be not thou [one] of them that strike hands, [or] of them that are sureties for debts.
- King James Version

Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be thou not one of them that strike hands, `Or' of them that are sureties for debts.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Be not one of those who give their hands in an agreement, or of those who make themselves responsible for debts:
- Basic English Bible

Be not of them that strike hands, of them that are sureties for debts:
- Darby Bible

Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.
- Webster's Bible

Don't you be one of those who strike hands, of those who are collateral for debts.
- World English Bible

Be not thou among those striking hands, Among sureties [for] burdens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Be thou not of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 22

  • Unknown
    I believe in balance. For JESUS came that we have life and live to the full not destitute or a vagabond. But not materialistic or greedy with our wealth. I believe we should understand that money in good hands is a good thing but in greedy selfish ways is bad. So we should always live in our means and strive for better living and to help others who are hurting like your neighbors!
  • BSP
    Verse 17 encourages us to listen to the words of wise ones. The Bible is the major source of wisdom that we can turn to.
  • Barbsra
    Very good can't wait for tomorrow ty
  • BSP
    Children need parental guidance and discipline. The child still has free will and will ultimately have to decide what he or she will do, but they are more likely to follow the direction given from their parents if it is done so consistently and with love.
  • Vanessa
    Humble I pray for your son too, I know how hard it is with children you can lead them, and show them,but until they see for themselves, we pray to our Father and Lord to intercede. it's rough times , they are told they can do and be anything and it's ok, breaks my heart , how blind they live, I pray to God always to open their eyes for I have failed.
  • BSP
    Verse 4: There are many rewards from God for the person who is humble and fears him.

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