26 Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.

Other Translations of Proverbs 22:26

New International Version

26 Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;

English Standard Version

26 Be not one of those who give pledges, who put up security for debts.

The Message

26 Don't gamble on the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, hocking your house against a lucky chance.

New King James Version

26 Do not be one of those who shakes hands in a pledge, One of those who is surety for debts;

New Living Translation

26 Don't agree to guarantee another person's debt or put up security for someone else.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 22:26

Commentary on Proverbs 22:26-27

(Read Proverbs 22:26-27)

Every man ought to be just to himself, and his family; those are not so, who, by folly or other carelessness, waste what they have.