My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger ,
Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.3Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend;go , humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.4Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.5Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.6Go to the ant, thou sluggard;consider her ways, and be wise :
Which having no guide,overseer , or ruler ,
8Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.9
How long wilt thou sleep , O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?10
Yet a littlesleep, a littleslumber, a littlefolding of the hands to sleep :
So shall thy povertycome as one that travelleth , and thy want as an armedman.12
A naughtyperson, a wickedman,walketh with a frowardmouth.13
He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;14Frowardness is in his heart, he devisethmischiefcontinually; he sowethadiscord .
Therefore shall his calamitycomesuddenly;suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.16
These six things doth the LORDhate : yea, seven are an abomination unto him:17
A proudblook, a lyingtongue, and hands that shedinnocentblood,18
An heart that devisethwickedimaginations,feet that be swift in running to mischief,19
A falsewitness that speakethlies, and he that sowethdiscord among brethren.