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Proverbs 6 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My son, if you guarantee a loan for your neighbor or pledge yourself for a stranger with a handshake, 1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another,
2 you are trapped by the words of your own mouth, caught by your own promise. 2 if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth,
3 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. 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 let your eyes rest or your eyelids close. 4 Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids.
5 Free yourself like a gazelle from the hand of a hunter and like a bird from the hand of a hunter. 5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.
6 Consider the ant, you lazy bum. Watch its ways, and become wise. 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
7 Although it has no overseer, officer, or ruler, 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,
8 in summertime it stores its food supply. At harvest time it gathers its food. 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
9 How long will you lie there, you lazy bum? 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 "Just a little sleep, just a little slumber, just a little nap." 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest--
11 Then your poverty will come [to you] like a drifter, and your need will come [to you] like a bandit. 11 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.
12 A good-for-nothing scoundrel is a person who has a dishonest mouth. 12 A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
13 He winks his eye, makes a signal with his foot, [and] points with his fingers. 13 who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,
14 He devises evil all the time with a twisted mind. He spreads conflict. 14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart-- he always stirs up dissension.
15 That is why disaster will come on him suddenly. In a moment he will be crushed beyond recovery. 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, even seven that are disgusting to him: 16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:
17 arrogant eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill innocent people, 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a mind devising wicked plans, feet that are quick to do wrong, 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 a dishonest witness spitting out lies, and a person who spreads conflict among relatives. 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
20 My son, obey the command of your father, and do not disregard the teachings of your mother. 20 My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
21 Fasten them on your heart forever. Hang 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 watch over you. When you wake up, they will talk to 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 because the command is a lamp, the teachings are a light, and the warnings from discipline are 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 to keep you from an evil woman and from the smooth talk of a loose woman. 24 keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.
25 Do not desire her beauty in your heart. Do not let her catch you with her eyes. 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes,
26 A prostitute's price is [only] a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts for [your] life itself. 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 in his lap without burning his clothes? 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?
28 Can anyone walk on red-hot coals without burning his feet? 28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?
29 So it is with a man who has sex with his neighbor's wife. None who touch her will escape punishment. 29 So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.
30 People do not despise a thief who is hungry when he steals to satisfy his appetite, 30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.
31 but when he is caught, he has to repay it seven times. He must give up all the possessions in his house. 31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house.
32 Whoever commits adultery with a woman has no sense. Whoever does this destroys himself. 32 But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.
33 An adulterous man will find disease and dishonor, and his disgrace will not be blotted out, 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away;
34 because jealousy arouses a husband's fury. The husband 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 No amount of money will change his mind. The largest bribe will not satisfy him. 35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.