Warnings Against Folly

1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,

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2 you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth.
3 So do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor’s hands: Go—to the point of exhaustion—aand give your neighbor no rest!

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    • l 6:3 - Or "Go and humble yourself,"
      4 Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids.

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      5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.

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      6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!

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      7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,
      8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.

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      9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?

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      10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—

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      11 and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.

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      12 A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,
      13 who winks maliciously with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,

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      14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart— he always stirs up conflict.

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          15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

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          16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:

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          17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,

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          18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
          19 a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

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