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Proverbs 6:1-5 World English Bible (WEB)

My son, if you have become collateral for your neighbor,
    if you have struck your hands in pledge for a stranger;
You are trapped by the words of your mouth.
    You are ensnared with the words of your mouth.
Do this now, my son, and deliver yourself,
    since you have come into the hand of your neighbor.
Go, humble yourself.
    Press your plea with your neighbor.
Give no sleep to your eyes,
    nor slumber to your eyelids.
Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,
    like a bird from the snare of the fowler.

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Proverbs 6:1-5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Financial Entanglements

My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor[a]
or entered into an agreement with[b] a stranger,[c]
you have been trapped by the words of your lips[d]
ensnared by the words of your mouth.
Do this, then, my son, and free yourself,
for you have put yourself in your neighbor’s power:
Go, humble yourself, and plead with your neighbor.
Don’t give sleep to your eyes
or slumber to your eyelids.
Escape like a gazelle from a hunter,[e]
like a bird from a fowler’s trap.[f]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 6:1 Or friend
  2. Proverbs 6:1 Lit or shaken hands for or with
  3. Proverbs 6:1 The Hb word for stranger can refer to a foreigner, an Israelite outside one’s family, or simply to another person.
  4. Proverbs 6:2 Lit mouth
  5. Proverbs 6:5 Lit hand
  6. Proverbs 6:5 Lit hand

Proverbs 11:15 World English Bible (WEB)

15 He who is collateral for a stranger will suffer for it,
    but he who refuses pledges of collateral is secure.

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Proverbs 11:15 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

15 If someone puts up security for a stranger,
he will suffer for it,
but the one who hates such agreements is protected.

Proverbs 17:18 World English Bible (WEB)

18 A man void of understanding strikes hands,
    and becomes collateral in the presence of his neighbor.

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Proverbs 17:18 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

18 One without sense enters an agreement[a]
and puts up security for his friend.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 17:18 Lit sense shakes hands

Proverbs 20:16 World English Bible (WEB)

16 Take the garment of one who puts up collateral for a stranger;
    and hold him in pledge for a wayward woman.

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Proverbs 20:16 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 Take his garment,[a]
for he has put up security for a stranger;
get collateral if it is for foreigners.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 20:16 A debtor’s outer garment was held as collateral.

Proverbs 22:7 World English Bible (WEB)

The rich rule over the poor.
    The borrower is servant to the lender.

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Proverbs 22:7 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The rich rule over the poor,
and the borrower is a slave to the lender.

Proverbs 22:26-27 World English Bible (WEB)

26 Don’t you be one of those who strike hands,
    of those who are collateral for debts.
27 If you don’t have means to pay,
    why should he take away your bed from under you?

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Proverbs 22:26-27 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

26 Don’t be one of those who enter agreements,[a]
who put up security for loans.
27 If you have no money to pay,
even your bed will be taken from under you.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 22:26 Lit who shakes hands

Proverbs 27:13 World English Bible (WEB)

13 Take his garment when he puts up collateral for a stranger.
    Hold it for a wayward woman!

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Proverbs 27:13 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

13 Take his garment,[a]
for he has put up security for a stranger;
get collateral if it is for foreigners.[b]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 27:13 A debtor’s outer garment held as collateral; Dt 24:12-13,17; Jb 22:6; Am 2:8
  2. Proverbs 27:13 Lit a foreign woman
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