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Proverbs 6


Parental Counsel

Proverbs 6:1   My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, Have given a pledge for a stranger,
Proverbs 6:2   If you have been snared with the words of your mouth, Have been caught with the words of your mouth,
Proverbs 6:3   Do this then, my son, and deliver yourself; Since you have come into the hand of your neighbor, Go, humble yourself, and importune your neighbor.
Proverbs 6:4   Give no sleep to your eyes, Nor slumber to your eyelids;
Proverbs 6:5   Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hunter's hand And like a bird from the hand of the fowler.
Proverbs 6:6   Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,
Proverbs 6:7   Which, having no chief, Officer or ruler,
Proverbs 6:8   Prepares her food in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest.
Proverbs 6:9   How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?
Proverbs 6:10   "A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest"--
Proverbs 6:11   Your poverty will come in like a vagabond And your need like an armed man.
Proverbs 6:12   A worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth,
Proverbs 6:13   Who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, Who points with his fingers;
Proverbs 6:14   Who with perversity in his heart continually devises evil, Who spreads strife.
Proverbs 6:15   Therefore his calamity will come suddenly; Instantly he will be broken and there will be no healing.
Proverbs 6:16   There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
Proverbs 6:17   Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood,
Proverbs 6:18   A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil,
Proverbs 6:19   A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.
Proverbs 6:20   My son, observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the teaching of your mother;
Proverbs 6:21   Bind them continually on your heart; Tie them around your neck.
Proverbs 6:22   When you walk about, they will guide you; When you sleep, they will watch over you; And when you awake, they will talk to you.
Proverbs 6:23   For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life
Proverbs 6:24   To keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.
Proverbs 6:25   Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her eyelids.
Proverbs 6:26   For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life.
Proverbs 6:27   Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned?
Proverbs 6:28   Or can a man walk on hot coals And his feet not be scorched?
Proverbs 6:29   So is the one who goes in to his neighbor's wife; Whoever touches her will not go unpunished.
Proverbs 6:30   Men do not despise a thief if he steals To satisfy himself when he is hungry;
Proverbs 6:31   But when he is found, he must repay sevenfold; He must give all the substance of his house.
Proverbs 6:32   The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.
Proverbs 6:33   Wounds and disgrace he will find, And his reproach will not be blotted out.
Proverbs 6:34   For jealousy enrages a man, And he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
Proverbs 6:35   He will not accept any ransom, Nor will he be satisfied though you give many gifts.
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