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Proverbs 6

CEB 1 My son, if you guarantee a loan for your neighbor or shake hands in agreement with a stranger, NIV 1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another, CEB 2 you will be trapped by your words; you will be caught by your words. NIV 2 if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth, CEB 3 Do this, my son, to get out of it, for you have come under the control of your neighbor. So go, humble yourself, and pester your neighbor. NIV 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! CEB 4 Don't give sleep to your eyes or slumber to your eyelids. NIV 4 Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids. CEB 5 Get yourself free like a gazelle from a hunter, like a bird from the hand of a fowler. NIV 5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler. CEB 6 Go to the ant, you lazy person; observe its ways and grow wise. NIV 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! CEB 7 The ant has no commander, officer, or ruler. NIV 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, CEB 8 Even so, it gets its food in summer; gathers its provisions at harvest. NIV 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. CEB 9 How long, lazy person, will you lie down? When will you rise from your sleep? NIV 9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? CEB 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the arms to lie down— NIV 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest-- CEB 11 and poverty will come on you like a prowler, destitution like a warrior. NIV 11 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. CEB 12 Worthless people and guilty people go around with crooked talk. NIV 12 A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, CEB 13 They wink their eyes, gesture with their feet, and point with their fingers. NIV 13 who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers, CEB 14 Their hearts are corrupt and determined to do evil; they create controversies all the time. NIV 14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart-- he always stirs up dissension. CEB 15 Therefore, sudden disaster will come upon them; they will be quickly broken beyond healing. NIV 15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy. CEB 16 There are six things that the LORD hates, seven things detestable to him: NIV 16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: CEB 17 snobbish eyes, a lying tongue, hands that spill innocent blood, NIV 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, CEB 18 a heart set on wicked plans, feet that run quickly to evil, NIV 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, CEB 19 a false witness who breathes lies, and one who causes conflicts among relatives. NIV 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers. CEB 20 My son, keep your father's command; don't abandon your mother's instruction. NIV 20 My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching. CEB 21 Bind them on your heart for all time; fasten them around your neck. NIV 21 Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck. CEB 22 When you walk around, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will protect you; when you awake, they will occupy your attention. NIV 22 When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. CEB 23 The commandment is a lamp and instruction a light; corrective teaching is the path of life. NIV 23 For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life, CEB 24 They guard you from the evil woman, from the flattering tongue of the foreign woman. NIV 24 keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife. CEB 25 Don't desire her beauty in secret; don't let her take you in with her eyelashes, NIV 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes, CEB 26 for a prostitute costs a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts for a man's very life. NIV 26 for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life. CEB 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap and his clothes not get burned? NIV 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? CEB 28 If a man walks on hot coals, don't his feet get burned? NIV 28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? CEB 29 So is the man who approaches his neighbor's wife; anyone who touches her will be punished. NIV 29 So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. CEB 30 People don't despise a thief if he steals to fill his starving stomach. NIV 30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. CEB 31 But if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold; he must give all the riches of his house. NIV 31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house. CEB 32 He who commits adultery is senseless. Doing so, he destroys himself. NIV 32 But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself. CEB 33 He is wounded and disgraced. His shame will never be wiped away. NIV 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away; CEB 34 Jealousy makes a man rage; he'll show no mercy on his day of revenge. NIV 34 for jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge. CEB 35 He won't accept compensation; he'll refuse even a large bribe. NIV 35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.