Proverbs 6:1-11 NRS

1 My child, if you have given your pledge to your neighbor, if you have bound yourself to another, a

References for Proverbs 6:1

    • i 6:1 - Or [a stranger]
      2 you are snared by the utterance of your lips, b caught by the words of your mouth.

      References for Proverbs 6:2

        • j 6:2 - Cn Compare Gk Syr: Heb [the words of your mouth]
          3 So do this, my child, and save yourself, for you have come into your neighbor's power: go, hurry, c and plead with your neighbor.

          References for Proverbs 6:3

            • k 6:3 - Or [humble yourself]
              4 Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber;
              5 save yourself like a gazelle from the hunter, d like a bird from the hand of the fowler.

              References for Proverbs 6:5

                • l 6:5 - Cn: Heb [from the hand]
                  6 Go to the ant, you lazybones; consider its ways, and be wise.
                  7 Without having any chief or officer or ruler,
                  8 it prepares its food in summer, and gathers its sustenance in harvest.
                  9 How long will you lie there, O lazybones? When will you rise from your sleep?
                  10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,
                  11 and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want, like an armed warrior.