Proverbs 6:1-19 ESV

Practical Warnings

1 My son, if you have put up 1security for your neighbor, have 2given your pledge for a stranger,

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      2 if you are 3snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth,

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      3 then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten,a and 4plead urgently with your neighbor.

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        • u 6:3 - Or humble yourself
          4 5Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber;

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          5 save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,b 6like a bird from the hand of the fowler.

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            • v 6:5 - Hebrew lacks of the hunter
              6 7Go to 8the ant, O 9sluggard; consider her ways, and 10be wise.

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              7 11Without having any chief, 12officer, or ruler,

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              8 she prepares her bread 13in summer and 14gathers her food in harvest.

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                  9 15How long will you lie there, 16O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?

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                      10 17A little sleep, a little slumber, 18a little 19folding of the hands to rest,

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                      11 20and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.

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                      12 21A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with 22crooked speech,

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                      13 23winks with his eyes, signalsc with his feet, points with his finger,

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                        • w 6:13 - Hebrew scrapes
                          14 with 24perverted heart 25devises evil, continually 26sowing discord;

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                              15 therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; 27in a moment he will be broken 28beyond healing.

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                              16 There are 29six things that the LORD hates, 30seven that are an abomination to him:

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                              17 31haughty eyes, 32a lying tongue, and 33hands that shed innocent blood,

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                              18 34a heart that devises wicked plans, 35feet that make haste to run to evil,

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                              19 36a false witness who 37breathes out lies, and one who 38sows discord among brothers.

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