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Proverbs 11:15

    Proverbs 11:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hates indebtedness is sure.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it; But he that hateth suretyship is secure.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who makes himself responsible for a strange man will undergo much loss; but the hater of such undertakings will be safe.

    Webster's Revision

    He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it; But he that hateth suretyship is secure.

    World English Bible

    He who is collateral for a stranger will suffer for it, but he who refuses pledges of collateral is secure.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: but he that hateth suretiship is sure.

    Definitions for Proverbs 11:15

    Smart - To be sore distressed.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 11:15

    He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it - He shall find evil upon evil in it. See on Proverbs 6:1 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 11:15

    See the marginal reference. The play upon "sure" and "suretiship" in the the King James Version (though each word is rightly rendered) has nothing corresponding to it in the Hebrew, and seems to have originated in a desire to give point to the proverb.