Who is “surely” for debts?

Proverbs 22:26-27
New King James Version (NKJV)

26 Do not be one of those who shakes hands in a pledge,
One of those who is surety for debts;
27 If you have nothing with which to pay,
Why should he take away your bed from under you?

  • SURELY FOR DEBTS
  • DON’T BUY ANYTHING IN A CONTRACT PAYMENT BASIS
  • DON’T ASSURE ANY FORM OF PAYMENT, FOR FUTURE

Try not to give surety

Proverbs 6:1-5
New King James Version (NKJV)

1 My son, if you become surety for your friend,
If you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,
2 You are snared by the words of your mouth;
You are taken by the words of your mouth.
3 So do this, my son, and deliver yourself;
For you have come into the hand of your friend:
Go and humble yourself;
Plead with your friend.
4 Give no sleep to your eyes,
Nor slumber to your eyelids.
5 Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,
And like a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Proverbs 11:15
New King James Version (NKJV)

15 He who is surety for a stranger will suffer,
But one who hates being surety is secure.

Proverbs 20:16
New King James Version (NKJV)

16 Take the garment of one who is surety for a stranger,
And hold it as a pledge when it is for a seductress.

Proverbs 27:13
New King James Version (NKJV)

13 Take the garment of him who is surety for a stranger,
And hold it in pledge when he is surety for a seductress.