Proverbs 6:1–3; Proverbs 17:18; Proverbs 20:16; Proverbs 22:7; Proverbs 27:13; Proverbs 22:26–27

Practical Warnings

My son, if you have put up esecurity for your neighbor,

have egiven your pledge for a stranger,

if you are fsnared in the words of your mouth,

caught in the words of your mouth,

then do this, my son, and save yourself,

for you have come into the hand of your neighbor:

go, hasten,1 and gplead urgently with your neighbor.


18  One who lacks sense gives a pledge

and puts up security in the presence of his neighbor.


16  xTake a man's garment when he has put up security for a stranger,

and yhold it in pledge when he puts up security for foreigners.1


xThe rich rules over the poor,

and the borrower is the slave of the lender.


13  pTake a man's garment when he has put up security for a stranger,

and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for an adulteress.1


26  Be not one of those who ygive pledges,

who put up security for debts.

27  If you have nothing with which to pay,

why should zyour bed be taken from under you?