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Proverbs 6

KJV 1 My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger, NIV 1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, KJV 2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth. NIV 2 you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth. KJV 3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend. NIV 3 So do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor’s hands: Go—to the point of exhaustion—and give your neighbor no rest! KJV 4 Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids. NIV 4 Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids. KJV 5 Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as 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. KJV 6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: NIV 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! KJV 7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, NIV 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, KJV 8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. NIV 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. KJV 9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? NIV 9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? KJV 10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: NIV 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— KJV 11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man. NIV 11 and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man. KJV 12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. NIV 12 A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, KJV 13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; NIV 13 who winks maliciously with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers, KJV 14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord. NIV 14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart— he always stirs up conflict. KJV 15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy. NIV 15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy. KJV 16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: NIV 16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: KJV 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, NIV 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, KJV 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, NIV 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, KJV 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. NIV 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. KJV 20 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: NIV 20 My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. KJV 21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. NIV 21 Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck. KJV 22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. 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. KJV 23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: NIV 23 For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life, KJV 24 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. NIV 24 keeping you from your neighbor’s wife, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman. KJV 25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. NIV 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes. KJV 26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. NIV 26 For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread, but another man’s wife preys on your very life. KJV 27 Can a man take 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? KJV 28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? NIV 28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? KJV 29 So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent. NIV 29 So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. KJV 30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry; NIV 30 People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. KJV 31 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house. NIV 31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house. KJV 32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul. NIV 32 But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself. KJV 33 A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away. NIV 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away. KJV 34 For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. NIV 34 For jealousy arouses a husband’s fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge. KJV 35 He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts. NIV 35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse a bribe, however great it is.

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