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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 New International Version (NIV)

Warnings Against Folly

My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor,
    if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,
you have been trapped by what you said,
    ensnared by the words of your mouth.
So do this, my son, to free yourself,
    since you have fallen into your neighbor’s hands:
Go—to the point of exhaustion—[a]
    and give your neighbor no rest!
Allow no sleep to your eyes,
    no slumber to your eyelids.
Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,
    like a bird from the snare of the fowler.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 6:3 Or Go and humble yourself,
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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 New International Version (NIV)

15 Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer,
    but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.

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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 New International Version (NIV)

18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge
    and puts up security for a neighbor.

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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 New International Version (NIV)

16 Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger;
    hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.

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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 New International Version (NIV)

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

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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 New International Version (NIV)

Saying 4

26 Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge
    or puts up security for debts;
27 if you lack the means to pay,
    your very bed will be snatched from under you.

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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 New International Version (NIV)

13 Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger;
    hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.

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