Proverbs 6 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My son, if you guarantee a loan for your neighbor or shake hands in agreement with a stranger, 1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another,
2 you will be trapped by your words; you will be caught by your words. 2 if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth,
3 Do this, my son, to get out of it, for you have come under the control of your neighbor. So go, humble yourself, and pester your neighbor. 3 then do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor's hands: Go and humble yourself; press your plea with your neighbor!
4 Don't give sleep to your eyes or slumber to your eyelids. 4 Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids.
5 Get yourself free like a gazelle from a hunter, like a bird from the hand of a fowler. 5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.
6 Go to the ant, you lazy person; observe its ways and grow wise. 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
7 The ant has no commander, officer, or ruler. 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,
8 Even so, it gets its food in summer; gathers its provisions at harvest. 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
9 How long, lazy person, will you lie down? When will you rise from your sleep? 9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the arms to lie down— 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest--
11 and poverty will come on you like a prowler, destitution like a warrior. 11 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.
12 Worthless people and guilty people go around with crooked talk. 12 A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
13 They wink their eyes, gesture with their feet, and point with their fingers. 13 who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,
14 Their hearts are corrupt and determined to do evil; they create controversies all the time. 14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart-- he always stirs up dissension.
15 Therefore, sudden disaster will come upon them; they will be quickly broken beyond healing. 15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy.
16 There are six things that the LORD hates, seven things detestable to him: 16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:
17 snobbish eyes, a lying tongue, hands that spill innocent blood, 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart set on wicked plans, feet that run quickly to evil, 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 a false witness who breathes lies, and one who causes conflicts among relatives. 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
20 My son, keep your father's command; don't abandon your mother's instruction. 20 My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
21 Bind them on your heart for all time; fasten them around your neck. 21 Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck.
22 When you walk around, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will protect you; when you awake, they will occupy your attention. 22 When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.
23 The commandment is a lamp and instruction a light; corrective teaching is the path of life. 23 For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life,
24 They guard you from the evil woman, from the flattering tongue of the foreign woman. 24 keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.
25 Don't desire her beauty in secret; don't let her take you in with her eyelashes, 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes,
26 for a prostitute costs a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts for a man's very life. 26 for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.
27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap and his clothes not get burned? 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?
28 If a man walks on hot coals, don't his feet get burned? 28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?
29 So is the man who approaches his neighbor's wife; anyone who touches her will be punished. 29 So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.
30 People don't despise a thief if he steals to fill his starving stomach. 30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.
31 But if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold; he must give all the riches of his house. 31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house.
32 He who commits adultery is senseless. Doing so, he destroys himself. 32 But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.
33 He is wounded and disgraced. His shame will never be wiped away. 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away;
34 Jealousy makes a man rage; he'll show no mercy on his day of revenge. 34 for jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
35 He won't accept compensation; he'll refuse even a large bribe. 35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.