1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,
3 So do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor’s hands: Go—to the point of exhaustion—and give your neighbor no rest!
4 Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.
18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor.
26 Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;
16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. 20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.