Proverbs 6:1

“My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 6:1

My sonne, if thou bee surety for thy friend, it thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, Have given a pledge for a stranger,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

My son, if thou art become surety for thy neighbor, If thou hast stricken thy hands for a stranger;
- American Standard Version (1901)

My son, if you have made yourself responsible for your neighbour, or given your word for another,
- Basic English Bible

My son, if thou hast become surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand for a stranger,
- Darby Bible

My son, if thou art surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,
- Webster's Bible

My son, if you have become collateral for your neighbor, if you have struck your hands in pledge for a stranger;
- World English Bible

My son! if thou hast been surety for thy friend, Hast stricken for a stranger thy hand,
- Youngs Literal Bible

My son, if thou art become surety for thy neighbour, if thou hast struck thy hands for a stranger--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 6:1

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 6:1


6:1 Surety - Rashly, without considering how thou shalt discharge the debt as occasion require. Otherwise suretyship in some cases may be not only lawful, but an act of justice and charity. Stricken thy hand - Obliged thyself by giving thine hand, as the custom then was in such cases. With - With the creditor, whom he calls a stranger, because the usurers in Israel, who lent money to others, upon condition of paying use for it, were either Heathens, or were reputed as bad as Heathens, because this practice was forbidden by God's law, #Deut 23:19|.


Discussion for Proverbs 6:1

  • Carleton on Proverbs 6:1
    Mishael, have you spent time at the Bowery in NYC? Early 90's? Been wondering if may have met.

    Carleton
  • Mishael - in Reply on Proverbs 6:1
    New Hampshire, twice. Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Maryland, Alabama, Wash. DC. When they were burning it down in '69. Drove all over when I was younger. My last 2 siblings, one is moving to Washington State and the other to Wyoming.

    It's hard to think of not seeing them again. My grandson is here, that's all I can explain.

    My 20-30's I was a draftsman and surveyor for the phone company. Seems like a whole other person to me now. I only know God had a purpose for my life. Everyone does.
  • Carleton - in Reply on Proverbs 6:1
    Wow. There is a lot of Life between your lines. As a Christian for the purpose of the Gospel I have only spent a few weeks here and there. Mostly have raised a family. My youngest is 14 and oldest is 19, everyone still lives at home which is great in my mind and heart. I have always made a living somehow related to food, whether in transportation, sales or these days, food manufacturing.

    Thank you!
  • Rosie on Proverbs 6:1
    I have bought a used car from out of state, having seen only pictures and the written description by the dealership. Does this verse apply in that I should undo the purchase now in the first few days and not let it stand, perhaps only to find the car a bad purchase, and faulty.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Proverbs 6:1
    Hi Rosie, Proverb 6:1

    Surety for a friend is like co-signing on the car. Putting your own credit on the line for someone else. If you feel uneasy in your Spirit, please pray about it.

    James 1:5


 

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