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Proverbs 6

RSV 1 My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger; NIV 1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another, RSV 2 if you are snared in the utterance of your lips, caught in the words of your mouth; NIV 2 if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth, RSV 3 then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into your neighbor's power: go, hasten, and importune 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! RSV 4 Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; NIV 4 Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids. RSV 5 save yourself like a gazelle from the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler. NIV 5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler. RSV 6 Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. NIV 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! RSV 7 Without having any chief, officer or ruler, NIV 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, RSV 8 she prepares her food in summer, and gathers her sustenance in harvest. NIV 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. RSV 9 How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? NIV 9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? RSV 10 A little sleep, a little 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-- RSV 11 and poverty will come upon you like a vagabond, and want like an armed man. NIV 11 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. RSV 12 A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech, NIV 12 A scoundrel and villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, RSV 13 winks with his eyes, scrapes with his feet, points with his finger, NIV 13 who winks with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers, RSV 14 with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord; NIV 14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart-- he always stirs up dissension. RSV 15 therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing. NIV 15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy. RSV 16 There are six things which the LORD hates, seven which are an abomination to him: NIV 16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: RSV 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, NIV 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, RSV 18 a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, NIV 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, RSV 19 a false witness who breathes out lies, and a man who sows discord among brothers. NIV 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers. RSV 20 My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching. NIV 20 My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching. RSV 21 Bind them upon your heart always; tie them about your neck. NIV 21 Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck. RSV 22 When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with 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. RSV 23 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way 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, RSV 24 to preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adventuress. NIV 24 keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife. RSV 25 Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes; NIV 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes, RSV 26 for a harlot may be hired for a loaf of bread, but an adulteress stalks 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. RSV 27 Can a man carry fire in his bosom and his clothes not be burned? NIV 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? RSV 28 Or can one walk upon hot coals and his feet not be scorched? NIV 28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? RSV 29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife; none who touches her will go unpunished. NIV 29 So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. RSV 30 Do not men despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry? NIV 30 Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. RSV 31 And if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold; he will give all the goods of his house. NIV 31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house. RSV 32 He who commits adultery has no sense; he who does it destroys himself. NIV 32 But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself. RSV 33 Wounds and dishonor will he get, and his disgrace will not be wiped away. NIV 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away; RSV 34 For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge. NIV 34 for jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge. RSV 35 He will accept no compensation, nor be appeased though you multiply gifts. NIV 35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is.