Proverbs 22:27

“If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from vnder thee?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If you have nothing with which to pay, Why should he take your bed from under you?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If thou hast not wherewith to pay, Why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
- American Standard Version (1901)

If you have nothing with which to make payment, he will take away your bed from under you.
- Basic English Bible

if thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
- Darby Bible

If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
- Webster's Bible

If you don't have means to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?
- World English Bible

If thou hast nothing to pay, Why doth he take thy bed from under thee?
- Youngs Literal Bible

If thou hast not wherewith to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 22

  • BSP
    Verse 4: There are many rewards from God for the person who is humble and fears him.
  • Humble warrior goddess
    This knowledge is very much needed for me. Makes me think about alot of things. I wish my son could'hve understood the part about keeping guard over the influences we encounter. He is now incarcerated for making a bad decision and before he knew or met certain people, he was a good kid. Praying he doesnt have to do to much time. He's only 21
  • BSP
    Verse 6 shows that parents need to train children with Bible principles.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 22:6 TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO AND WHEN HE IS OLD HE WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT 22:15 FOOLISHNESS IS BOUND IN THE HEART OF A CHILD BUT THE ROD OF CORRECTION SHALL DRIVE IT FAR FROM HIM DEUTERONOMY 29:29 THE SECRET THINGS BELONG TO THE LORD OUR GOD BUT THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE REVEALED BELONG UNTO US AND TO --- OUR CHILDREN --- FOREVER THAT WE MAY DO ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 22:20 HAVE NOT I WRITTEN TO THEE EXCELLENT THINGS IN COUNSEL AND KNOWLEDGE 22:21 THAT I MIGHT MAKE THEE KNOW THE CERTAINTY OF THE WORDS OF TRUTH --- THAT THOU MIGHTEST ANSWER THE WORDS OF TRUTH --- TO THEM THAT SEND UNTO THEE*****2 THESSALONIANS 2:10 AND WITH ALL DECEIVEABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM THAT PERISH BECAUSE THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED
  • A disciple
    Mimi; This Proverb has to do with keeping guard over what kind of influences we will encounter, so not to let a bad character or behavior rub off on us. This is not really the case when someone is abusive or violent toward us; but for in a social setting, as of among friends and coworkers, etc. If someone is hurting you, you have to get away from that person to a safe place, and get help quickly!

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