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Proverbs 6 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 My son! if thou hast been surety for thy friend, Hast stricken for a stranger thy hand, 1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another,
2 Hast been snared with sayings of thy mouth, Hast been captured with sayings of thy 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 be delivered, For thou hast come into the hand of thy friend. Go, trample on thyself, and strengthen 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 thine eyes, And slumber to thine eyelids, 4 Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids.
5 Be delivered as a roe from the hand, And as 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 unto the ant, O slothful one, See her ways and be wise; 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
7 Which hath not captain, overseer, and ruler, 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,
8 She doth prepare in summer her bread, She hath gathered in harvest her food. 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
9 Till when, O slothful one, dost thou lie? When dost thou arise from thy 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 clasping of the hands to rest, 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest--
11 And thy poverty hath come as a traveller, And thy want as an armed man. 11 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.
12 A man of worthlessness, a man of iniquity, Walking [with] perverseness of mouth, 12 A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
13 Winking with his eyes, speaking with his feet, Directing with his fingers, 13 who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,
14 Frowardness [is] in his heart, devising evil at all times, Contentions he sendeth forth. 14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart-- he always stirs up dissension.
15 Therefore suddenly cometh his calamity, Instantly he is broken -- and no healing. 15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy.
16 These six hath Jehovah hated, Yea, seven [are] abominations to His soul. 16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:
17 Eyes high -- tongues false -- And hands shedding innocent blood -- 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart devising thoughts of vanity -- Feet hasting to run to evil -- 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 A false witness [who] doth breathe out lies -- And one sending forth contentions between brethren. 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
20 Keep, my son, the command of thy father, And leave 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 on thy heart continually, Tie them on thy neck. 21 Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck.
22 In thy going up and down, it leadeth thee, In thy lying down, it watcheth over thee, And thou hast awaked -- it talketh [with] thee. 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 a lamp [is] the command, And the law a light, And a way of life [are] reproofs of instruction, 23 For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life,
24 To preserve thee from an evil woman, From the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. 24 keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.
25 Desire not her beauty in thy heart, And let her not take thee with her eyelids. 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes,
26 For a harlot consumeth unto a cake of bread, And an adulteress the precious soul hunteth. 26 for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.
27 Doth a man take fire into his bosom, And are his garments not burnt? 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?
28 Doth a man walk on the hot coals, And are his feet not scorched? 28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?
29 So [is] he who hath gone in unto the wife of his neighbour, None who doth touch her is innocent. 29 So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.
30 They do not despise the thief, When he stealeth to fill his soul when he is hungry, 30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.
31 And being found he repayeth sevenfold, All the substance of his house he giveth. 31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house.
32 He who committeth adultery [with] a woman lacketh heart, He is destroying his soul who doth it. 32 But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself.
33 A stroke and shame he doth find, And his reproach is not wiped away, 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away;
34 For jealousy [is] the fury of a man, And he doth not spare in a day of vengeance. 34 for jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
35 He accepteth not the appearance of any atonement, Yea, he doth not consent, Though thou dost multiply bribes! 35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.