Proverbs 11:15

15 He that is surety for a stranger shall smart[a]* for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.

Proverbs 11:15 In-Context

13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
15 He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.
16 A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.
17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. smart: Heb. be sore broken
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