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

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

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Discussion for Proverbs 22:26

  • Demelash for verse 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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