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Proverbs 22:27

    Proverbs 22:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If you have nothing to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If thou hast not wherewith to pay, Why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If you have nothing with which to make payment, he will take away your bed from under you.

    Webster's Revision

    If thou hast not wherewith to pay, Why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

    World English Bible

    If you don't have means to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If thou hast not wherewith to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 22:27

    If thou hast nothing to pay - Should any man give security for more than he is worth? If he does, is it not a fraud on the very face of the transaction?

    Why should he take away thy bed from under thee? - The creditor will not pursue the debtor whom he knows to be worth nothing; but he will sue the bail or bondsman. And why shouldst thou put thyself in such circumstances as to expose thyself to the loss even of thy bed?

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 22:27

    He - i. e., The man to whom the surety has been given. The practice of distraining for payment of a debt, seems, though prohibited Exodus 22:27, to have become common.