Proverbs 17:18

“A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A man void of vnderstanding striketh hands, and becommeth suretie in the presence of his friend.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A man lacking in sense pledges And becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A man void of understanding striketh hands, And becometh surety in the presence of his neighbor.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A man without sense gives his hand in an agreement, and makes himself responsible before his neighbour.
- Basic English Bible

A senseless man striketh hands, becoming surety for his neighbour.
- Darby Bible

A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
- Webster's Bible

A man void of understanding strikes hands, and becomes collateral in the presence of his neighbor.
- World English Bible

A man lacking heart is striking hands, A surety he becometh before his friend.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A man void of understanding is he that striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his neighbour.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 17:18


17:18 Friend - Debtor, for whom being his friend, he becomes surety.


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