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Proverbs 6

GNT 1 My child, have you promised to be responsible for someone else's debts? NIV 1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another, GNT 2 Have you been caught by your own words, trapped by your own promises? NIV 2 if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth, GNT 3 Well then, my child, you are in that person's power, but this is how to get out of it: hurry to him, and beg him to release you. 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! GNT 4 Don't let yourself go to sleep or even stop to rest. NIV 4 Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids. GNT 5 Get out of the trap like a bird or a deer escaping from a hunter. NIV 5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler. GNT 6 Lazy people should learn a lesson from the way ants live. NIV 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! GNT 7 They have no leader, chief, or ruler, NIV 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, GNT 8 but they store up their food during the summer, getting ready for winter. NIV 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. GNT 9 How long is the lazy man going to lie around? When is he ever going to get up? NIV 9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? GNT 10 "I'll just take a short nap," he says; "I'll fold my hands and rest a while." NIV 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest-- GNT 11 But while he sleeps, poverty will attack him like an armed robber. NIV 11 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. GNT 12 Worthless, wicked people go around telling lies. NIV 12 A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, GNT 13 They wink and make gestures to deceive you, NIV 13 who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers, GNT 14 all the while planning evil in their perverted minds, stirring up trouble everywhere. NIV 14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart-- he always stirs up dissension. GNT 15 Because of this, disaster will strike them without warning, and they will be fatally wounded. NIV 15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy. GNT 16 There are seven things that the Lord hates and cannot tolerate: A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that kill innocent people, a mind that thinks up wicked plans, feet that hurry off to do evil, a witness who tells one lie after another, and someone who stirs up trouble among friends NIV 16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: GNT 20 Son, do what your father tells you and never forget what your mother taught you. NIV 20 My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching. GNT 21 Keep their words with you always, locked in your heart. NIV 21 Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck. GNT 22 Their teaching will lead you when you travel, protect you at night, and advise you during the day. 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. GNT 23 Their instructions are a shining light; their correction can teach you how to live. NIV 23 For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life, GNT 24 It can keep you away from bad women, from the seductive words of other men's wives. NIV 24 keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife. GNT 25 Don't be tempted by their beauty; don't be trapped by their flirting eyes. NIV 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes, GNT 26 A man can hire a prostitute for the price of a loaf of bread, but adultery will cost him all he has. NIV 26 for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life. GNT 27 Can you carry fire against your chest without burning your clothes? NIV 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? GNT 28 Can you walk on hot coals without burning your feet? NIV 28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? GNT 29 It is just as dangerous to sleep with another man's wife. Whoever does it will suffer. NIV 29 So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. GNT 30 People don't despise a thief if he steals food when he is hungry; NIV 30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. GNT 31 yet if he is caught, he must pay back seven times more - he must give up everything he has. NIV 31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house. GNT 32 But a man who commits adultery doesn't have any sense. He is just destroying himself. NIV 32 But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself. GNT 33 He will be dishonored and beaten up; he will be permanently disgraced. NIV 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away; GNT 34 A husband is never angrier than when he is jealous; his revenge knows no limits. NIV 34 for jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge. GNT 35 He will not accept any payment; no amount of gifts will satisfy his anger. NIV 35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.