Bible VersionsNIVProverbs 6:1; Proverbs 6:3; Proverbs 10:4; Proverbs 17:18; Proverbs 22:26; Proverbs 31:16; Proverbs 31:19-20
Proverbs 6:1; Proverbs 6:3; Proverbs 10:4; Proverbs 17:18; Proverbs 22:26; Proverbs 31:16; Proverbs 31:19-20 (New International Version)
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another,
then do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor's hands: Go and humble yourself; press your plea with your neighbor!
Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor.
Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;
She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
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