My son, if you guarantee a loan for your neighbor or pledge yourself for a stranger with a handshake,
you are trapped by the words of your own mouth, caught by your own promise.
Do the following things, my son, so that you may free yourself, because you have fallen into your neighbor's hands: Humble yourself, and pester your neighbor.
Don't let your eyes rest or your eyelids close.
Free yourself like a gazelle from the hand of a hunter and like a bird from the hand of a hunter.
Consider the ant, you lazy bum. Watch its ways, and become wise.
Although it has no overseer, officer, or ruler,
in summertime it stores its food supply. At harvest time it gathers its food.
How long will you lie there, you lazy bum? When will you get up from your sleep?
"Just a little sleep, just a little slumber, just a little nap."
Then your poverty will come [to you] like a drifter, and your need will come [to you] like a bandit.
A good-for-nothing scoundrel is a person who has a dishonest mouth.
He winks his eye, makes a signal with his foot, [and] points with his fingers.
He devises evil all the time with a twisted mind. He spreads conflict.
That is why disaster will come on him suddenly. In a moment he will be crushed beyond recovery.
There are six things that the LORD hates, even seven that are disgusting to him:
arrogant eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill innocent people,
a mind devising wicked plans, feet that are quick to do wrong,
a dishonest witness spitting out lies, and a person who spreads conflict among relatives.