Proverbs 6:1 ←
My son, if you have become collateral for your neighbor, if you have struck your hands in pledge for a stranger,
Proverbs 6:2 ←
you are trapped by the words of your mouth; you are ensnared with the words of your mouth.
Proverbs 6:3 ←
Do this now, my son, and deliver yourself, since you have come into the hand of your neighbor. Go, humble yourself. Press your plea with your neighbor.
Proverbs 6:4 ←
Give no sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids.
Proverbs 6:5 ←
Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.
Proverbs 6:6 ←
Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise;
Proverbs 6:7 ←
which having no chief, overseer, or ruler,
Proverbs 6:8 ←
provides her bread in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.
Proverbs 6:9 ←
How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep?
Proverbs 6:10 ←
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep—
Proverbs 6:11 ←
so your poverty will come as a robber, and your scarcity as an armed man.
Proverbs 6:12 ←
A worthless person, a man of iniquity, is he who walks with a perverse mouth,
Proverbs 6:13 ←
who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, who motions with his fingers,
Proverbs 6:14 ←
in whose heart is perverseness, who devises evil continually, who always sows discord.
Proverbs 6:15 ←
Therefore his calamity will come suddenly. He will be broken suddenly, and that without remedy.
Proverbs 6:16 ←
There are six things which Yahweh hates; yes, seven which are an abomination to him:
Proverbs 6:17 ←
arrogant eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
Proverbs 6:18 ←
a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are swift in running to mischief,
Proverbs 6:19 ←
a false witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers.
Proverbs 6:20 ←
My son, keep your father’s commandment, and don’t forsake your mother’s teaching.
Proverbs 6:21 ←
Bind them continually on your heart. Tie them around your neck.
Proverbs 6:22 ←
When you walk, it will lead you. When you sleep, it will watch over you. When you awake, it will talk with you.
Proverbs 6:23 ←
For the commandment is a lamp, and the law is light. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,
Proverbs 6:24 ←
to keep you from the immoral woman, from the flattery of the wayward wife’s tongue.
Proverbs 6:25 ←
Don’t lust after her beauty in your heart, neither let her captivate you with her eyelids.
Proverbs 6:26 ←
For a prostitute reduces you to a piece of bread. The adulteress hunts for your precious life.
Proverbs 6:27 ←
Can a man scoop fire into his lap, and his clothes not be burned?
Proverbs 6:28 ←
Or can one walk on hot coals, and his feet not be scorched?
Proverbs 6:29 ←
So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife. Whoever touches her will not be unpunished.
Proverbs 6:30 ←
Men don’t despise a thief if he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry,
Proverbs 6:31 ←
but if he is found, he shall restore seven times. He shall give all the wealth of his house.
Proverbs 6:32 ←
He who commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding. He who does it destroys his own soul.
Proverbs 6:33 ←
He will get wounds and dishonor. His reproach will not be wiped away.
Proverbs 6:34 ←
For jealousy arouses the fury of the husband. He won’t spare in the day of vengeance.
Proverbs 6:35 ←
He won’t regard any ransom, neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.