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Proverbs 6

NLT 1 My child, if you have put up security for a friend’s debt or agreed to guarantee the debt of 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, NLT 2 if you have trapped yourself by your agreement and are caught by what you said— NIV 2 you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth. NLT 3 follow my advice and save yourself, for you have placed yourself at your friend’s mercy. Now swallow your pride; go and beg to have your name erased. 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! NLT 4 Don’t put it off; do it now! Don’t rest until you do. NIV 4 Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids. NLT 5 Save yourself like a gazelle escaping from a hunter, like a bird fleeing from a net. NIV 5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler. NLT 6 Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! NIV 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! NLT 7 Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, NIV 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, NLT 8 they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter. NIV 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. NLT 9 But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up? NIV 9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? NLT 10 A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— NIV 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— NLT 11 then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber. NIV 11 and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man. NLT 12 What are worthless and wicked people like? They are constant liars, NIV 12 A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, NLT 13 signaling their deceit with a wink of the eye, a nudge of the foot, or the wiggle of fingers. NIV 13 who winks maliciously with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers, NLT 14 Their perverted hearts plot evil, and they constantly stir up trouble. NIV 14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart— he always stirs up conflict. NLT 15 But they will be destroyed suddenly, broken in an instant beyond all hope of healing. NIV 15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy. NLT 16 There are six things the LORD hates— no, seven things he detests: NIV 16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: NLT 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent, NIV 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, NLT 18 a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong, NIV 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, NLT 19 a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family. NIV 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. NLT 20 My son, obey your father’s commands, and don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. NIV 20 My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. NLT 21 Keep their words always in your heart. Tie them around your neck. NIV 21 Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck. NLT 22 When you walk, their counsel will lead you. When you sleep, they will protect you. When you wake up, they will advise you. 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. NLT 23 For their command is a lamp and their instruction a light; their corrective discipline is the way to life. NIV 23 For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life, NLT 24 It will keep you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of a promiscuous woman. NIV 24 keeping you from your neighbor’s wife, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman. NLT 25 Don’t lust for her beauty. Don’t let her coy glances seduce you. NIV 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes. NLT 26 For a prostitute will bring you to poverty, but sleeping with another man’s wife will cost you your life. NIV 26 For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread, but another man’s wife preys on your very life. NLT 27 Can a man scoop a flame into his lap and not have his clothes catch on fire? NIV 27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? NLT 28 Can he walk on hot coals and not blister his feet? NIV 28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? NLT 29 So it is with the man who sleeps with another man’s wife. He who embraces her will not go unpunished. NIV 29 So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. NLT 30 Excuses might be found for a thief who steals because he is starving. NIV 30 People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. NLT 31 But if he is caught, he must pay back seven times what he stole, even if he has to sell everything in his house. NIV 31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house. NLT 32 But the man who commits adultery is an utter fool, for he destroys himself. NIV 32 But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself. NLT 33 He will be wounded and disgraced. His shame will never be erased. NIV 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away. NLT 34 For the woman’s jealous husband will be furious, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge. NIV 34 For jealousy arouses a husband’s fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge. NLT 35 He will accept no compensation, nor be satisfied with a payoff of any size. NIV 35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse a bribe, however great it is.

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