Proverbs 6 KJV

1 My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger ,
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, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go , humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.
4 Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.
5 Deliver thyself as a roe 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 guide, overseer , or ruler ,
8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
9 How long wilt thou sleep , O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep :
11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth , and thy want as an armed man.
13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he sowetha discord * .

References for Proverbs 6:14

    • t 6:14 - soweth: Heb. casteth forth
      15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
      16 These six things doth the LORD hate : yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
      17 A proudb look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

      References for Proverbs 6:17

        • u 6:17 - A proud...: Heb. Haughty eyes
          19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
          20 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
          21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.
          22 When thou goest , it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest , it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest , it shall talk with thee.
          23 For the commandment is a lamp;c and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

          References for Proverbs 6:23

            • v 6:23 - lamp: or, candle
              24 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
              25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
              26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteressd will hunt for the precious life.

              References for Proverbs 6:26

                • w 6:26 - the adulteress: Heb. the woman of a man, or, a mans wife
                  27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned ?
                  28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned ?
                  29 So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent .
                  30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry ;
                  31 But if he be found , he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.
                  32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding:e he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

                  References for Proverbs 6:32

                    • x 6:32 - understanding: Heb. heart
                      33 A wound and dishonour shall he get ; and his reproach shall not be wiped away .
                      34 For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
                      35 He will not regard * any ransom; neither will he rest content , though thou givest many gifts.