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Proverbs 6

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6:1 My son, if thou art become surety for thy neighbor, If thou hast stricken thy hands for a stranger;

6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, Thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

6:3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, Seeing thou art come into the hand of thy neighbor: Go, humble thyself, and importune thy neighbor;

6:4 Give not sleep to thine eyes, Nor slumber to thine eyelids;

6:5 Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand `of the hunter', And as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; Consider her ways, and be wise:

6:7 Which having no chief, Overseer, or ruler,

6:8 Provideth her bread in the summer, And gathereth her food in the harvest.

6:9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

6:10 `Yet' a little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep:

6:11 So shall thy poverty come as a robber, And thy want as an armed man.

6:12 A worthless person, a man of iniquity, Is he that walketh with a perverse mouth;

6:13 That winketh with his eyes, that speaketh with his feet, That maketh signs with his fingers;

6:14 In whose heart is perverseness, Who deviseth evil continually, Who soweth discord.

6:15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; On a sudden shall he be broken, and that without remedy.

6:16 There are six things which Jehovah hateth; Yea, seven which are an abomination unto him:

6:17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood;

6:18 A heart that deviseth wicked purposes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief,

6:19 A false witness that uttereth lies, And he that soweth discord among brethren.

6:20 My son, keep the commandment of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother:

6:21 Bind them continually upon thy heart; Tie them about thy neck.

6:22 When thou walkest, it shall lead thee; When thou sleepest, it shall watch over thee; And when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; And reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

6:24 To keep thee from the evil woman, From the flattery of the foreigner's tongue.

6:25 Lust not after her beauty in thy heart; Neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

6:26 For on account of a harlot `a man is brought' to a piece of bread; And the adulteress hunteth for the precious life.

6:27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, And his clothes not be burned?

6:28 Or can one walk upon hot coals, And his feet not be scorched?

6:29 So he that goeth in to his neighbor's wife; Whosoever toucheth her shall not be unpunished.

6:30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal To satisfy himself when he is hungry:

6:31 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; He shall give all the substance of his house.

6:32 He that committeth adultery with a woman is void of understanding: He doeth it who would destroy his own soul.

6:33 Wounds and dishonor shall he get; And his reproach shall not be wiped away.

6:34 For jealousy is the rage of a man; And he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

6:35 He will not regard any ransom; Neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.