'Surety' in the Bible
I -- I am surety for him, from my hand thou dost require him; if I have not brought him in unto thee, and set him before thee -- then I have sinned against thee all the days;
for thy servant obtained the youth by surety from my father, saying, If I bring him not in unto thee -- then I have sinned against my father all the days.
My son! if thou hast been surety for thy friend, Hast stricken for a stranger thy hand,
Evil one suffereth when he hath been surety for a stranger, And whoso is hating suretyship is confident.
A man lacking heart is striking hands, A surety he becometh before his friend.
Take his garment when a stranger hath been surety, And for strangers pledge it.
A revealer of secret counsels is the busybody, And for a deceiver with his lips make not thyself surety.
Take his garment, when a stranger hath been surety, And for a strange woman pledge it.
As a crane -- a swallow -- so I chatter, I mourn as a dove, Drawn up have been mine eyes on high, O Jehovah, oppression is on me, be my surety.
for when they may say, Peace and surety, then sudden destruction doth stand by them, as the travail doth her who is with child, and they shall not escape;