Proverbs 6 CSB

Financial Entanglements

1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbora or entered into an agreement withb a stranger,c d

References for Proverbs 6:1

    • a 6:1 - Or friend
    • b 6:1 - Lit or shaken hands for or with
    • c 6:1 - The Hb word for stranger can refer to a foreigner, an Israelite outside one's family, or simply to another person.
    • d 6:1 - Pr 11:15; 17:18; 22:26
      2 you have been trapped by the words of your lipse- ensnared by the words of your mouth.

      References for Proverbs 6:2

        • e 6:2 - Lit mouth
          3 Do this, then, my son, and free yourself, for you have put yourself in your neighbor's power: Go, humble yourself, and plead with your neighbor.
          4 Don't give sleep to your eyes or slumber to your eyelids.
          5 Escape like a gazelle from a hunter,f like a bird from a fowler's trap.g h

          References for Proverbs 6:5

            • f 6:5 - Lit hand
            • g 6:5 - Lit hand
            • h 6:5 - Pr 11:15; 17:18; 22:26

              Laziness

              6 Go to the ant, you slacker! Observe its ways and become wise.

              References for Proverbs 6:6

                  7 Without leader, administrator, or ruler,
                  8 it prepares its provisions in summer; it gathers its food during harvest.i

                  References for Proverbs 6:8

                    • i 6:8 - Pr 10:5; 30:25
                      9 How long will you stay in bed, you slacker? When will you get up from your sleep?
                      10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the arms to rest,j

                      References for Proverbs 6:10

                        • j 6:10 - Pr 26:14; Ec 4:5
                          11 and your poverty will come like a robber, your need, like a bandit.k

                          References for Proverbs 6:11

                            • k 6:11 - Pr 20:13; 24:33-34; Ec 4:5

                              The Malicious Man

                              12 A worthless person,l a wicked man, who goes around speaking dishonestly,m

                              References for Proverbs 6:12

                                • l 6:12 - Pr 16:27; 19:28
                                • m 6:12 - Pr 4:24
                                  13 who winksn his eyes, signals with his feet, and gestures with his fingers,

                                  References for Proverbs 6:13

                                    • n 6:13 - Pr 10:10; 16:30; Ps 35:19
                                      14 who plots evil with perversity in his heart- he stirs up trouble constantly.o

                                      References for Proverbs 6:14

                                        • o 6:14 - Pr 6:19; 16:27-28; 28:25
                                          15 Therefore calamity will strike him suddenly; he will be shattered instantly-beyond recovery.p

                                          References for Proverbs 6:15

                                            • p 6:15 - Pr 24:22; 29:1

                                              What the Lord Hates

                                              16 Six things the Lord hates; in fact, seven are detestable to Him:

                                              References for Proverbs 6:16

                                                  17 arrogant eyes,q a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,r

                                                  References for Proverbs 6:17

                                                    • q 6:17 - Pr 21:4; 30:13; Ps 18:27
                                                    • r 6:17 - Pr 1:16; Isa 59:7
                                                      18 a heart that plots wicked schemes, feet eager to run to evil,
                                                      19 a lying witness who gives false testimony,s and one who stirs up trouble among brothers.t

                                                      References for Proverbs 6:19

                                                        • s 6:19 - Pr 12:17; 14:5,25
                                                        • t 6:19 - Pr 6:14; 16:27-28; 28:25

                                                          Warning against Adultery

                                                          20 My son, keep your father's command, and don't reject your mother's teaching.u

                                                          References for Proverbs 6:20

                                                            • u 6:20 - Pr 1:8; 31:1
                                                              21 Always bind them to your heart; tie them around your neck.v

                                                              References for Proverbs 6:21

                                                                • v 6:21 - Pr 1:9; 3:3; 7:3
                                                                  22 When you walk here and there, they will guide you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; when you wake up, they will talk to you.
                                                                  23 For a commandment is a lamp, teaching is a light,w and corrective instructions are the way to life.x

                                                                  References for Proverbs 6:23

                                                                    • w 6:23 - Ps 119:105
                                                                    • x 6:23 - Pr 3:1-2; 4:4; 7:2; 19:16
                                                                      24 They will protect you from an evil woman,y from the flatteringz tongue of a stranger.{

                                                                      References for Proverbs 6:24

                                                                        • y 6:24 - LXX reads from a married woman
                                                                        • z 6:24 - Lit smooth
                                                                        • { 6:24 - Pr 7:5
                                                                          25 Don't lust in your heart for her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyelashes.
                                                                          26 For a prostitute's fee is only a loaf of bread,| but an adulteress} goes after [your] very life.~

                                                                          References for Proverbs 6:26

                                                                            • | 6:26 - Or On account of a prostitute, [one is left with] only a loaf of bread
                                                                            • } 6:26 - Lit but a wife of a man
                                                                            • ~ 6:26 - Pr 2:18-19; 7:21-23,27; 23:27-28
                                                                              27 Can a man embrace fire and his clothes not be burned?

                                                                              References for Proverbs 6:27

                                                                                •  6:27 - Lit man take fire to his bosom
                                                                                  28 Can a man walk on coals without scorching his feet?
                                                                                  29 So it is with the one who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.
                                                                                  30 People don't despise the thief if he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry.
                                                                                  31 Still, if caught, he must pay seven times as much; he must give up all the wealth in his house.€

                                                                                  References for Proverbs 6:31

                                                                                      32 The one who commits adultery lacks sense; whoever does so destroys himself.

                                                                                      References for Proverbs 6:32

                                                                                        •  6:32 - Lit commits adultery with a woman
                                                                                          33 He will get a beating‚ and dishonor, and his disgrace will never be removed.

                                                                                          References for Proverbs 6:33

                                                                                            • ‚ 6:33 - Or plague
                                                                                              34 For jealousy enrages a husband, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.ƒ

                                                                                              References for Proverbs 6:34

                                                                                                  35 He will not be appeased by anything or be persuaded by lavish gifts.