Proverbs 17:18

18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor.

Proverbs 17:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
ESV
18 One who lacks sense gives a pledge and puts up security in the presence of his neighbor.
NLT
18 It’s poor judgment to guarantee another person’s debt or put up security for a friend.
MSG
18 It's stupid to try to get something for nothing, or run up huge bills you can never pay.
CSB
18 One without sense enters an agreement and puts up security for his friend.

Proverbs 17:18 In-Context

16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
18 One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor.
19 Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.
20 One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Proverbs 6:1-5; S Proverbs 11:15; Proverbs 22:26-27
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