13 Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.

Other Translations of Proverbs 27:13

King James Version

13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

English Standard Version

13 Take 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.Hebrew a foreign woman; a slight emendation yields (compare Vulgate; see also 20:16) foreigners

The Message

13 Hold tight to collateral on any loan to a stranger; be wary of accepting what a transient has pawned.

New King James Version

13 Take the garment of him who is surety for a stranger, And hold it in pledge when he is surety for a seductress.

New Living Translation

13 Get security from someone who guarantees a stranger's debt. Get a deposit if he does it for foreigners.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 27:13

Commentary on Proverbs 27:13

(Read Proverbs 27:13)

An honest man may be made a beggar, but he is not honest that makes himself one.