Proverbs 22:26

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 22:26

Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 22:26

Discussion for Proverbs 22:26

  • Demelash on Proverbs 22:26
    This is a good warning. Basically saying not to cosign for another person. This situation comes up usually when a person is buying a car. A family member asked me to co-sign for her a vehicle and I remembered this scripture. It is not sinful or wrong to co-sign, just not wise.


 

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