Proverbs 20:16

“Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 20:16

Take his garment that is suerty for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; And hold him in pledge `that is surety' for foreigners.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take a man's clothing if he makes himself responsible for a strange man, and get an undertaking from him who gives his word for strange men.
- Basic English Bible

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

Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
- Webster's 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 his garment when a stranger hath been surety, And for strangers pledge it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; and hold him in pledge that is surety for an alien woman.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 20:16

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 20:16


20:16 Take - As a pledge, without which he ought not to be trusted. Of him - That is surety.


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