Proverbs 6:1-9 NIV

Warnings Against Folly

1 My son,1 if you have put up security2 for your neighbor,3 if you have struck hands in pledge4 for another,

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2 if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth,
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 Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids.5

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5 Free yourself, like a gazelle6 from the hand of the hunter,7 like a bird from the snare of the fowler.8

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6 Go to the ant, you sluggard;9 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 summer10 and gathers its food at harvest.11

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      9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard?12 When will you get up from your sleep?

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