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Proverbs 6 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My son, if you have put up security for your friend, if you committed yourself on behalf of another; 1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another,
2 you have been snared by the words of your mouth, caught by the words of your own mouth. 2 if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth,
3 Do this now, my son, and extricate yourself, since you put yourself in your friend's power: go, humble yourself, and pester your friend; 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 give your eyes no sleep, give your eyelids no rest; 4 Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids.
5 break free, like a gazelle from the [hunter's] trap, like a bird from the grip of the 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 lazybones! Consider its ways, and be wise. 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
7 It has no chief, overseer or ruler; 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,
8 yet it provides its food in summer and gathers its supplies at harvest-time. 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
9 Lazybones! How long will you lie there in bed? When will you get up from your sleep? 9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?
10 "I'll just lie here a bit, rest a little longer, just fold my hands for a little more sleep"- 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest--
11 and poverty comes marching in on you, scarcity hits you like an invading soldier. 11 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.
12 A scoundrel, a vicious man, lives by crooked speech, 12 A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
13 winking his eyes, shuffling his feet, pointing with his fingers. 13 who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,
14 With deceit in his heart, he is always plotting evil and sowing discord. 14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart-- he always stirs up dissension.
15 Therefore disaster suddenly overcomes him; unexpectedly, he is broken beyond repair. 15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy.
16 There are six things ADONAI hates, seven which he detests: 16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:
17 a haughty look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that plots wicked schemes, feet swift in running to do evil, 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 a false witness who lies with every breath, and him who sows strife among brothers. 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
20 My son, obey your father's command, and don't abandon your mother's teaching. 20 My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
21 Bind them always on your heart, tie them around your neck. 21 Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck.
22 When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you wake up, they will talk with you. 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 For the mitzvah is a lamp, Torah is light, and reproofs that discipline are the way to 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 keep you from an evil woman, from a loose woman's seductive tongue. 24 keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.
25 Don't let your heart lust after her beauty or allow her glance to captivate you. 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes,
26 The price of a whore is a loaf of bread, but the adulteress is hunting for a precious life. 26 for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.
27 Can a man carry fire inside his shirt without burning his clothes? 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?
28 Can a man walk [barefoot] on hot coals without scorching his feet? 28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?
29 So is he who has sex with his neighbor's wife; anyone touching her will be punished. 29 So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.
30 A thief is not despised if he steals only to satisfy his appetite when hungry; 30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.
31 but even he, if caught, must pay back sevenfold; he may have to give up all the wealth that he owns. 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 lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself. 32 But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.
33 He will get nothing but blows and contempt, and his disgrace will not be wiped away. 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away;
34 For jealousy drives a man into a rage; he will show no mercy when he takes revenge; 34 for jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
35 he will not accept compensation; he'll refuse every bribe, no matter how large. 35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.