World English Bible - Proverbs 6 << | >> 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031 6:1 My son, if you have become collateral for your neighbor, If you have struck your hands in pledge for a stranger; 6:2 You are trapped by the words of your mouth. You are ensnared with the words of your mouth. 6:3 Do this now, my son, and deliver yourself, Seeing you have come into the hand of your neighbor. Go, humble yourself. Press your plea with your neighbor. 6:4 Give no sleep to your eyes, Nor slumber to your eyelids. 6:5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, Like a bird from the snare of the fowler. 6:6 Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise; 6:7 Which having no chief, Overseer, or ruler, 6:8 Provides her bread in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest. 6:9 How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep? 6:10 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep: 6:11 So your poverty will come as a robber, And your scarcity as an armed man. 6:12 A worthless person, a man of iniquity, Is he who walks with a perverse mouth; 6:13 Who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, Who motions with his fingers; 6:14 In whose heart is perverseness, Who devises evil continually, Who always sows discord. 6:15 Therefore his calamity will come suddenly. He will be broken suddenly, and that without remedy. 6:16 There are six things which Yahweh hates; Yes, seven which are an abomination to him: 6:17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood; 6:18 A heart that devises wicked schemes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief, 6:19 A false witness who utters lies, And he who sows discord among brothers. 6:20 My son, keep your father`s commandment, And don`t forsake your mother`s teaching. 6:21 Bind them continually on your heart. Tie them around your neck. 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. 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp, And the law is light. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life, 6:24 To keep you from the immoral woman, From the flattery of the wayward wife`s tongue. 6:25 Don`t lust after her beauty in your heart, Neither let her captivate you with her eyelids. 6:26 For a prostitute reduces you to a piece of bread. The adulteress hunts for your precious life. 6:27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap, And his clothes not be burned? 6:28 Or can one walk on hot coals, And his feet not be scorched? 6:29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor`s wife. Whoever touches her will not be unpunished. 6:30 Men don`t despise a thief, If he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry: 6:31 But if he be found, he shall restore seven times. He shall give all the wealth of his house. 6:32 He who commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding. He who does it destroys his own soul. 6:33 He will get wounds and dishonor. His reproach will not be wiped away. 6:34 For jealousy arouses the fury of the husband. He won`t spare in the day of vengeance. 6:35 He won`t regard any ransom, Neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.