Proverbs 6:1-19 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My child, if you have given your pledge to your neighbor, if you have bound yourself to another, 1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another,
2 you are snared by the utterance of your lips, caught by the words of your mouth. 2 if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth,
3 So do this, my child, and save yourself, for you have come into your neighbor's power: go, hurry, and plead 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 your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; 4 Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids.
5 save yourself like a gazelle from the hunter, like 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, you lazybones; consider its ways, and be wise. 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
7 Without having any chief or officer or ruler, 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,
8 it prepares its food in summer, and gathers its sustenance in harvest. 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
9 How long will you lie there, O lazybones? When will you rise from 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 rest, 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest--
11 and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want, like an armed warrior. 11 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.
12 A scoundrel and a villain goes around with crooked speech, 12 A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
13 winking the eyes, shuffling the feet, pointing the fingers, 13 who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,
14 with perverted mind devising evil, continually sowing discord; 14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart-- he always stirs up dissension.
15 on such a one calamity will descend suddenly; in a moment, damage beyond repair. 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, seven that 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, and hands that shed innocent blood, 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that hurry to run to evil, 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 a lying witness who testifies falsely, and one who sows discord in a family. 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.