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Proverbs 6

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.


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