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Proverbs 6 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My son, if you have become collateral for your neighbor, If you have struck your hands in pledge for 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 are trapped by the words of your mouth. You are ensnared with the words of your 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 deliver yourself, Seeing you have come into the hand of your neighbor. Go, humble yourself. Press your plea with 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 Give no sleep to your eyes, Nor slumber to your eyelids. 4 Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids.
5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, Like a bird from the snare 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 sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise; 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
7 Which having no chief, Overseer, or ruler, 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,
8 Provides her bread in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest. 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
9 How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise out of 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 hands to sleep: 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest--
11 So your poverty will come as a robber, And your scarcity as an armed man. 11 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.
12 A worthless person, a man of iniquity, Is he who walks with a perverse mouth; 12 A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
13 Who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, Who motions with his fingers; 13 who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,
14 In whose heart is perverseness, Who devises evil continually, Who always sows discord. 14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart-- he always stirs up dissension.
15 Therefore his calamity will come suddenly. He will be broken suddenly, and that without remedy. 15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy.
16 There are six things which Yahweh hates; Yes, seven which are an abomination to him: 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 devises wicked schemes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief, 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 A false witness who utters lies, And he who sows discord among brothers. 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
20 My son, keep your father's commandment, And don't forsake your mother's teaching. 20 My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching.
21 Bind them continually on your heart. Tie them around your neck. 21 Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck.
22 When you walk, it will lead you. When you sleep, it will watch over you. When you awake, it 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 commandment is a lamp, And the law is light. 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 To keep you from the immoral woman, From the flattery of the wayward wife's tongue. 24 keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.
25 Don't lust after her beauty in your heart, Neither let her captivate you with her eyelids. 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes,
26 For a prostitute reduces you to a piece of bread. The adulteress hunts for your 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 scoop fire into his lap, And his clothes not be burned? 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?
28 Or can one walk on hot coals, And his feet not be scorched? 28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?
29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife. Whoever touches her will not be unpunished. 29 So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.
30 Men don't despise a thief, If he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry: 30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.
31 But if he be found, he shall restore seven times. He shall give all the wealth 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 with a woman is void of understanding. He who does it destroys his own soul. 32 But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.
33 He will get wounds and dishonor. His reproach will not be wiped away. 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away;
34 For jealousy arouses the fury of the husband. He won't spare in the day of vengeance. 34 for jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
35 He won't regard any ransom, Neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts. 35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.