Proverbs 6:5

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

Read Proverbs 6:5 Using Other Translations

Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler.
Save yourself like a gazelle escaping from a hunter, like a bird fleeing from a net.

What does Proverbs 6:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 6:5

Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand [of the hunter]
As such a creature, which is very swift, when it is got into the hand of the hunter, will strive and struggle to get out; so should a man try all ways and means to get out of his suretyship engagements, especially when he finds himself liable to danger by it; this he should do "immediately" and "out of hand" F7, as the phrase here used sometimes signifies with the Jewish writers; and as a bird from the hand of the fowler;
another metaphor, signifying the same thing.


FOOTNOTES:

F7 (dym) "statim", De Dieu; "subito", Noldius, p. 606. No. 1630. "ilico, repente", so some in Eliae Tishbi, p. 143.
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