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Proverbs 6 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, thou hast engaged fast thy hand to a stranger, 1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another,
2 Thou art ensnared with the words of thy mouth, and caught with thy own words. 2 if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth,
3 Do, therefore, my son, what I say, and deliver thyself: because thou art fallen into the hand of thy neighbour. Run about, make haste, stir up thy 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 not sleep to thy eyes, neither let thy eyelids slumber. 4 Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids.
5 Deliver thyself as a doe from the hand, and as a bird from the hand 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, O sluggard, and consider her ways, and learn wisdom: 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
7 Which, although she hath no guide, nor master, nor captain, 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,
8 Provideth her meat for herself in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? 9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?
10 Thou wilt sleep a little, thou wilt slumber a little, thou wilt fold thy hands a little to sleep: 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest--
11 And want shall come upon thee, as a traveller, and poverty as a man armed. But if thou be diligent, thy harvest shall come as a fountain, and want shall flee far from thee. 11 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.
12 A man that is an apostate, an unprofitable man, walketh with a perverse mouth, 12 A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
13 He winketh with the eyes, presseth with the foot, speaketh with the finger. 13 who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,
14 With a wicked heart he deviseth evil, and at all times he soweth discord. 14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart-- he always stirs up dissension.
15 To such a one his destruction shall presently come, and he shall suddenly be destroyed, and shall no longer have any remedy. 15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy.
16 Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth: 16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:
17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
20 My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. 20 My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
21 Bind them in thy heart continually, and put them about thy neck. 21 Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck.
22 When thou walkest, let them go with thee: when thou sleepest, let them keep thee, and when thou awakest, talk with them. 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 commandment is a lamp, and the law a light, and reproofs of instruction are the way 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 That they may keep thee from the evil woman, and from the flattering tongue of the stranger. 24 keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.
25 Let not thy heart covet her beauty, be not caught with her winks: 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes,
26 For the price of a harlot is scarce one loaf: but the woman catcheth the precious soul of a man. 26 for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.
27 Can a man hide fire in his bosom, and his garments not burn? 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?
28 Or can he walk upon hot coals, and his feet not be burnt? 28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?
29 So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife, shall not be clean when he shall touch her. 29 So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.
30 The fault is not so great when a man hath stolen: for he stealeth to fill his hungry soul: 30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.
31 And if he be taken, he shall restore sevenfold, and shall give up all the substance of his house. 31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house.
32 But he that is an adulterer, for the folly of his heart shall destroy his own soul: 32 But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.
33 He gathereth to himself shame and dishonour, and his reproach shall not be blotted out: 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away;
34 Because the jealousy and rage of the husband will not spare in the day of revenge, 34 for jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
35 Nor will he yield to any man’s prayers, nor will he accept for satisfaction ever so many gifts. 35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.