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Proverbs 17:18

18  One who lacks sense gives a pledge

and puts up security in the presence of his neighbor.

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Proverbs 17:18 — The New International Version (NIV)

18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge

and puts up security for a neighbor.

Proverbs 17:18 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

18 A man void of understanding striketh hands,

And becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

Proverbs 17:18 — New Living Translation (NLT)

18 It’s poor judgment to guarantee another person’s debt

or put up security for a friend.

Proverbs 17:18 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

18 A man devoid of understanding shakes hands in a pledge,

And becomes surety for his friend.

Proverbs 17:18 — New Century Version (NCV)

18 It is not wise to promise

to pay what your neighbor owes.

Proverbs 17:18 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

18 A man void of understanding striketh hands,

And becometh surety in the presence of his neighbor.

Proverbs 17:18 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

18 A senseless man striketh hands, becoming surety for his neighbour.

Proverbs 17:18 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

18 A person without good sense closes a deal with a handshake.

He guarantees a loan in the presence of his friend.

Proverbs 17:18 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

18 One without sense enters an agreement

and puts up security for his friend.

Proverbs 17:18 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

18 It is senseless to give a pledge,

to become surety for a neighbor.

Proverbs 17:18 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

18 A person who lacks sense pledges;

he becomes security before his neighbor.

Proverbs 17:18 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

18 A man who has little sense agrees to pay what other people owe.

It isn’t wise to put up money for others.

Proverbs 17:18 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

18 A man lacking in sense pledges

And becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor.