See ch. 6:1.
15 Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer,
but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.
15 Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm,
but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure.
15 There’s danger in putting up security for a stranger’s debt;
it’s safer not to guarantee another person’s debt.
15 He who is surety for a stranger will suffer,
But one who hates being surety is secure.
15 Whoever guarantees to pay somebody else’s loan will suffer.
It is safer to avoid such promises.
15 He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it;
But he that hateth suretyship is secure.
15 It goeth ill with him that is surety for another; but he that hateth suretyship is secure.
15 Whoever guarantees a stranger’s loan will get into trouble,
but whoever hates the closing of a deal remains secure.
15 If someone puts up security for a stranger,
he will suffer for it,
but the one who hates such agreements is protected.
15 To guarantee loans for a stranger brings trouble,
but there is safety in refusing to do so.
15 He will suffer trouble when he loans to a stranger,
but he who refuses a pledge is safe.
15 Anyone who puts up money for what someone else owes will certainly suffer.
But a person who doesn’t agree to pay up for someone else is safe.
15 He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it,
But he who hates being a guarantor is secure.