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Proverbs 6:1; Proverbs 6:3; Proverbs 10:4; Proverbs 17:18; Proverbs 22:26; Proverbs 31:16; Proverbs 31:19-20 (New International Version)

Warnings Against Folly

1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have struck hands in pledge for another, 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 Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. 18 A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor. 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; 16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. 19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. 20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
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