Proverbs 6:1-19 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