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Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO PROVERBS 6\\

In this chapter the wise man dissuades from rash suretyship; exposes
the sin of idleness; describes a wicked man; makes mention of seven
things hateful to God; exhorts to attend to parental instructions and
precepts, and cautions against adultery. Suretyship is described,
\\#Pr 6:1\\; and represented as a snare and a net, in which men are taken,
\\#Pr 6:2\\; and advice is given what to do in such a case, for safety in
it, and deliverance from it, \\#Pr 6:3-5\\; The sin of slothfulness is
exposed, by observing the industry of the ant, \\#Pr 6:6-8\\; by
expostulating with the sluggard for his continuance in sloth, and by
mimicking him, \\#Pr 6:9,10\\; and by the poverty it brings upon him,
\\#Pr 6:11\\. Then a naughty wicked man is described, by his mouth,
eyes, feet, fingers, and heart, whose ruin is sudden and inevitable,
\\#Pr 6:11-15\\. The seven things hateful to God are particularly
named, \\#Pr 6:16-19\\. And next the exhortation in some preceding
chapters is reassumed, to attend to the instructions of parents; which
will be found ornamental, pleasant, and useful, \\#Pr 6:20-23\\.
Especially to preserve from the lewd woman cautioned against,
\\#Pr 6:24,25\\; whose company is dissuaded from; on account of the
extreme poverty and distress she brings persons to, and even danger of
life, \\#Pr 6:26\\; from the unavoidable ruin such come into,
\\#Pr 6:27-29\\; from the sin of uncleanness being greater than that of
theft, \\#Pr 6:30,31\\; from the folly the adulterer betrays; from the
destruction of his soul, and the disgrace he brings on himself,
\\#Pr 6:32,33\\; and from the rage and irreconcilable offence of the
husband of the adulteress, \\#Pr 6:34,35\\.