Proverbs 6:1-19 DBY

1 My son, if thou hast become surety for thy friend, a if thou hast stricken thy hand for a stranger,

References for Proverbs 6:1

    • – 6:1 - Or 'neighbour:' so in ver. 3.
      2 thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
      3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, since thou hast come into the hand of thy friend: go, humble thyself, b and be urgent with c thy friend.

      References for Proverbs 6:3

        • — 6:3 - Or 'submit thyself,' as Ps. 68.30.
        • ˜ 6:3 - A rare strong word implying fierceness -- to be moved violently. Translated 'encourage,' Ps. 138.3; 'overcome,' Cant. 6.5; 'insolent,' Isa. 3.5. The insistence would be to get him to discharge the debt at once.
          4 Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids:
          5 deliver thyself as a gazelle from the hand [of the hunter], and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
          6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways and be wise:
          7 which having no chief, overseer, or ruler,
          8 provideth her bread in the summer, [and] gathereth her food in the harvest.
          9 How long, sluggard, wilt thou lie down? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
          10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest!
          11 So shall thy poverty come as a roving plunderer, d and thy penury as an armed man.

          References for Proverbs 6:11

            • ™ 6:11 - Or 'a tramp.'
              12 A man of Belial, a wicked person, is he that goeth about with a perverse e mouth;

              References for Proverbs 6:12

                • š 6:12 - Or 'perverted.' Lit. 'perverseness of,' as ch. 4.24.
                  13 he winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
                  14 deceits are in his heart; he deviseth mischief at all times, he soweth f discords.

                  References for Proverbs 6:14

                    • › 6:14 - Lit. 'sendeth out' -- intensive -- so ver. 19, ch. 16.28.
                      15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly: in a moment shall he be broken, and without remedy.
                      16 These six [things] doth Jehovah hate, yea, seven are an abomination unto him: g

                      References for Proverbs 6:16

                        • œ 6:16 - Lit. 'of his soul.'
                          17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood;
                          18 a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations; feet that are swift in running to mischief;
                          19 a false witness that uttereth h lies, and he that soweth discords among brethren.

                          References for Proverbs 6:19

                            •  6:19 - Lit. 'that breatheth out:' see Ps. 27.12.