Compare Translations for Proverbs 27:13

Proverbs 27:13 ASV
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; And hold him in pledge [that is surety] for a foreign woman.
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Proverbs 27:13 BBE
Take a man's clothing if he makes himself responsible for a strange man, and get an undertaking from him who gives his word for strange men.
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Proverbs 27:13 CEB
Take the garment of the person who secures a loan for a stranger; take his pledge for a foreigner.
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Proverbs 27:13 CJB
Seize his clothes because he guaranteed a stranger's loan; take them as security for that unknown woman.
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Proverbs 27:13 RHE
Take away his garment that hath been surety for a stranger: and take from him a pledge for strangers.
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Proverbs 27:13 ESV
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.
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Proverbs 27:13 GW
Hold on to the garment of one who guarantees a stranger's loan, and hold responsible the person who makes a loan in behalf of a foreigner.
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Proverbs 27:13 GNT
Any people stupid enough to promise to be responsible for a stranger's debts deserve to have their own property held to guarantee payment.
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Proverbs 27:13 HNV
Take his garment when he puts up collateral for a stranger; Hold it for a wayward woman!
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Proverbs 27:13 CSB
Take his garment, for he has put up security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for foreigners.
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Proverbs 27:13 KJV
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger , and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
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Proverbs 27:13 LEB
Take his garment, for he gives surety [to] a stranger, and to {an adulteress}--[so] take his pledge.
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Proverbs 27:13 NAS
Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger ; And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge.
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Proverbs 27:13 NCV
Take the coat of someone who promises to pay a stranger's loan, and keep it until he pays what the stranger owes.
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Proverbs 27:13 NIRV
Take the coat of one who puts up money for what a stranger owes. Hold it until you get paid back if he does it for a woman who commits adultery.
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Proverbs 27:13 NIV
Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if he does it for a wayward woman.
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Proverbs 27:13 NKJV
Take the garment of him who is surety for a stranger, And hold it in pledge when he is surety for a seductress.
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Proverbs 27:13 NLT
Be sure to get collateral from anyone who guarantees the debt of a stranger. Get a deposit if someone guarantees the debt of an adulterous woman.
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Proverbs 27:13 NRS
Take the garment of one who has given surety for a stranger; seize the pledge given as surety for foreigners.
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Proverbs 27:13 RSV
Take a man's garment when he has given surety for a stranger, and hold him in pledge when he gives surety for foreigners.
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Proverbs 27:13 DBY
Take his garment that is become surety [for] another, and hold him in pledge for a strange woman.
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Proverbs 27:13 MSG
Hold tight to collateral on any loan to a stranger; be wary of accepting what a transient has pawned.
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Proverbs 27:13 WBT
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
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Proverbs 27:13 TMB
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, but take a pledge from him for a strange woman.
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Proverbs 27:13 TNIV
Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.
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Proverbs 27:13 WEB
Take his garment when he puts up collateral for a stranger; Hold it for a wayward woman!
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Proverbs 27:13 WYC
Take thou away his cloth, that promised for a stranger; and take thou away a wed from him for an alien man. (Take thou away his cloak, who hath promised for a stranger; and take thou away a pledge from him for an unknown person.)
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Proverbs 27:13 YLT
Take his garment, when a stranger hath been surety, And for a strange woman pledge it.
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Proverbs 27 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 27

Verse 1 We know not what a day may bring forth. This does not forbid preparing for to-morrow, but presuming upon to-morrow. We must not put off the great work of conversion, that one thing needful. Verse 2 . There may be occasion for us to justify ourselves, ( proverbs 27:3-4 ) ( proverbs 27:5-6 ) rebukes are better, not only than secret hatred, but than love which compliments in sin, to the hurt of the soul. Verse 7 . The poor have a better relish of their enjoyments, and are often more thankful for them, than the rich. In like manner the proud and self-sufficient disdain the gospel; but those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, find comfort from the meanest book or sermon that testifies of Christ Jesus. Verse 8 . Every man has his proper place in society, where he may be safe and comfortable. ( proverbs 27:9-10 ) kindred's sake; apply to those who are at hand, and will help in need. But there is a Friend that sticketh closer than a brother, and let us place entire confidence in him. Verse 11 . An affectionate parent urges his son to prudent conduct that should gladden his heart. The good conduct of Christians is the best answer to all who find fault with the gospel. Verse 12 . Where there is temptation, if we thrust ourselves into it, there will be sin, and punishment will follow. Verse 13 . An honest man may be made a beggar, but he is not honest that makes himself one. Verse 14 . It is folly to be fond of being praised; it is a temptation to pride. ( proverbs 27:15-16 ) shower, troublesome for a time; the contentions of a wife are like constant rain. Verse 17 . We are cautioned to take heed whom we converse with. And directed to have in view, in conversation, to make one another wiser and better. Verse 18 . Though a calling be laborious and despised, yet those who keep to it, will find there is something to be got by it. God is a Master who has engaged to honour those who serve him faithfully. Verse 19 . One corrupt heart is like another; so are sanctified hearts: the former bear the same image of the earthly, the latter the same image of the heavenly. Let us carefully watch our own hearts, comparing them with the word of God. Verse 20 . Two things are here said to be never satisfied, death and sin. The appetites of the carnal mind for profit or pleasure are always desiring more. Those whose eyes are ever toward the Lord, are satisfied in him, and shall for ever be so. Verse 21 . Silver and gold are tried by putting them into the furnace and fining-pot; so is a man tried by praising him. Verse 22 . Some are so bad, that even severe methods do not answer the end; what remains but that they should be rejected? The new-creating power of God's grace alone is able to make a change. ( 23-27 ) . We ought to have some business to do in this world, and not to live in idleness, and not to meddle with what we do not understand. We must be diligent and take pains. Let us do what we can, still the world cannot be secured to us, therefore we must choose a more lasting portion; but by the blessing of God upon our honest labours, we may expect to enjoy as much of earthly blessings as is good for us.

Proverbs 27 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible


Proverbs 27:1-27 .

1. Do not confide implicitly in your plans ( Proverbs 16:9 , 19:21 , james 1:1 4:13-15 ).

2. Avoid self-praise.

3. heavy--The literal sense of "heavy," applied to material subjects, illustrates its figurative, "grievous," applied to moral.
a fool's wrath--is unreasonable and excessive.

4. envy--or, "jealousy" (compare Margin; Proverbs 6:34 ), is more unappeasable than the simpler bad passions.

5, 6. secret love--not manifested in acts is useless; and even, if its exhibition by rebukes wounds us, such love is preferable to the frequent (compare Margin), and hence deceitful, kisses of an enemy.

7. The luxury of wealth confers less happiness than the healthy appetite of labor.

8. Such are not only out of place, but out of duty and in danger.

9. rejoice the heart--the organ of perceiving what pleases the senses.
sweetness . . . counsel--or, "wise counsel is also pleasing."

10. Adhere to tried friends. The ties of blood may be less reliable than those of genuine friendship.

11. The wisdom of children both reflects credit on parents and contributes to their aid in difficulties.

12, 13. (Compare Proverbs 20:16 , 22:3 ).

14. Excessive zeal in praising raises suspicions of selfishness.

15. (Compare Proverbs 19:13 ).
very . . . day--literally "a day of showers."

16. hideth--or, "restrains" (that is, tries to do it); is as fruitless an effort, as that of holding the wind.
the ointment of his right hand--the organ of power ( Psalms 17:7 , 18:35 ). His right hand endeavors to repress perfume, but vainly. Some prefer: "His right hand comes on oil," that is, "cannot take hold." Such a woman cannot be tamed.

17. a man sharpeneth . . . friend--that is, conversation promotes intelligence, which the face exhibits.

18. Diligence secures a reward, even for the humble servant.

19. We may see our characters in the developed tempers of others.

20. Men's cupidity is as insatiable as the grave.

21. Praise tests character.
a man to his praise--according to his praise, as he bears it. Thus vain men seek it, weak men are inflated by it, wise men disregard it, &c.

22. The obstinate wickedness of such is incurable by the heaviest inflictions.

23, 24. flocks--constituted the staple of wealth. It is only by care and diligence that the most solid possessions can be perpetuated ( Proverbs 23:5 ).

25-27. The fact that providential arrangements furnish the means of competence to those who properly use them is another motive to diligence (compare Psalms 65:9-13 ).
The hay appeareth--literally, "Grass appeareth" ( Job 40:15 , Psalms 104:14 ).

27. household--literally, "house," the family ( Acts 16:15 , 1 Corinthians 1:16 ).