'Surety' in the Bible
And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be sojourners in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
And Jehovah said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, who am old?
And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife. And how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die because of her.
I will be surety for him; of my hand shalt thou require him: if I bring him not unto thee, and set him before thee, then let me bear the blame for ever:
For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then shall I bear the blame to my father for ever.
Give now a pledge, be surety for me with thyself; Who is there that will strike hands with me?
Yea, of a surety, God will not do wickedly, Neither will the Almighty pervert justice.
Be surety for thy servant for good: Let not the proud oppress me.
My son, if thou art become surety for thy neighbor, If thou hast stricken thy hands for a stranger;
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it; But he that hateth suretyship is secure.
A man void of understanding striketh hands, And becometh surety in the presence of his neighbor.
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; And hold him in pledge that is surety for foreigners.
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; And hold him in pledge that is surety for a foreign woman.
Like a swallow or a crane, so did I chatter; I did moan as a dove; mine eyes fail with looking upward: O Lord, I am oppressed, be thou my surety.
For this ye know of a surety, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.