Proverbs 6:1-10

1 My son, if you guarantee a loan for your neighbor or pledge yourself for a stranger with a handshake,
2 you are trapped by the words of your own mouth, caught by your own promise.
3 Do the following things, my son, so that you may free yourself, because you have fallen into your neighbor's hands: Humble yourself, and pester your neighbor.
4 Don't let your eyes rest or your eyelids close.
5 Free yourself like a gazelle from the hand of a hunter and like a bird from the hand of a hunter.
6 Consider the ant, you lazy bum. Watch its ways, and become wise.
7 Although it has no overseer, officer, or ruler,
8 in summertime it stores its food supply. At harvest time it gathers its food.
9 How long will you lie there, you lazy bum? When will you get up from your sleep?
10 "Just a little sleep, just a little slumber, just a little nap."