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Proverbs 6

NLT 1 My child, if you co-sign a loan for a friend or guarantee the debt of someone you hardly know -- NIV 1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another, NLT 2 if you have trapped yourself by your agreement and are caught by what you said -- NIV 2 if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth, NLT 3 quick, get out of it if you possibly can! You have placed yourself at your friend's mercy. Now swallow your pride; go and beg to have your name erased. 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! NLT 4 Don't put it off. Do it now! Don't rest until you do. NIV 4 Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids. NLT 5 Save yourself like a deer escaping from a hunter, like a bird fleeing from a net. NIV 5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler. NLT 6 Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and be wise! NIV 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! NLT 7 Even though they have no prince, governor, or ruler to make them work, NIV 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, NLT 8 they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter. NIV 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. NLT 9 But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up? I want you to learn this lesson: NIV 9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? NLT 10 A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest -- NIV 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest-- NLT 11 and poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber. NIV 11 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. NLT 12 Here is a description of worthless and wicked people: They are constant liars, NIV 12 A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, NLT 13 signaling their true intentions to their friends by making signs with their eyes and feet and fingers. NIV 13 who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers, NLT 14 Their perverted hearts plot evil. They stir up trouble constantly. NIV 14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart-- he always stirs up dissension. NLT 15 But they will be destroyed suddenly, broken beyond all hope of healing. NIV 15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy. NLT 16 There are six things the LORD hates -- no, seven things he detests: NIV 16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: NLT 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent, NIV 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, NLT 18 a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong, NIV 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, NLT 19 a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord among brothers. NIV 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers. NLT 20 My son, obey your father's commands, and don't neglect your mother's teaching. NIV 20 My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching. NLT 21 Keep their words always in your heart. Tie them around your neck. NIV 21 Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck. NLT 22 Wherever you walk, their counsel can lead you. When you sleep, they will protect you. When you wake up in the morning, they will advise you. 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. NLT 23 For these commands and this teaching are a lamp to light the way ahead of you. The correction of discipline is the way to life. NIV 23 For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life, NLT 24 These commands and this teaching will keep you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of an adulterous woman. NIV 24 keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife. NLT 25 Don't lust for her beauty. Don't let her coyness seduce you. NIV 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes, NLT 26 For a prostitute will bring you to poverty, and sleeping with another man's wife may cost you your very life. NIV 26 for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life. NLT 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap and not be burned? NIV 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? NLT 28 Can he walk on hot coals and not blister his feet? NIV 28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? NLT 29 So it is with the man who sleeps with another man's wife. He who embraces her will not go unpunished. NIV 29 So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. NLT 30 Excuses might be found for a thief who steals because he is starving. NIV 30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. NLT 31 But if he is caught, he will be fined seven times as much as he stole, even if it means selling everything in his house to pay it back. NIV 31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house. NLT 32 But the man who commits adultery is an utter fool, for he destroys his own soul. NIV 32 But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself. NLT 33 Wounds and constant disgrace are his lot. His shame will never be erased. NIV 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away; NLT 34 For the woman's husband will be furious in his jealousy, and he will have no mercy in his day of vengeance. NIV 34 for jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge. NLT 35 There is no compensation or bribe that will satisfy him. NIV 35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.