Proverbs Chapter 6

6:1 My son, if you have become collateral for your neighbor, If you have struck your hands in pledge for a stranger;

6:2 You are trapped by the words of your mouth. You are ensnared with the words of your mouth.

6:3 Do this now, my son, and deliver yourself, Seeing you have come into the hand of your neighbor. Go, humble yourself. Press your plea with your neighbor.

6:4 Give no sleep to your eyes, Nor slumber to your eyelids.

6:5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, Like a bird from the snare of the fowler.

6:6 Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise;

6:7 Which having no chief, overseer, or ruler,

6:8 Provides her bread in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest.

6:9 How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep?

6:10 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep:

6:11 So your poverty will come as a robber, And your scarcity as an armed man.

6:12 A worthless person, a man of iniquity, Is he who walks with a perverse mouth;

6:13 Who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, Who motions with his fingers;

6:14 In whose heart is perverseness, Who devises evil continually, Who always sows discord.

6:15 Therefore his calamity will come suddenly. He will be broken suddenly, and that without remedy.

6:16 There are six things which Yahweh hates; Yes, seven which are an abomination to him:

6:17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood;

6:18 A heart that devises wicked schemes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief,

6:19 A false witness who utters lies, And he who sows discord among brothers.

6:20 My son, keep your father's commandment, And don't forsake your mother's teaching.

6:21 Bind them continually on your heart. Tie them around your neck.

6:22 When you walk, it will lead you. When you sleep, it will watch over you. When you awake, it will talk with you.

6:23 For the commandment is a lamp, And the law is light. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,

6:24 To keep you from the immoral woman, From the flattery of the wayward wife's tongue.

6:25 Don't lust after her beauty in your heart, Neither let her captivate you with her eyelids.

6:26 For a prostitute reduces you to a piece of bread. The adulteress hunts for your precious life.

6:27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap, And his clothes not be burned?

6:28 Or can one walk on hot coals, And his feet not be scorched?

6:29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife. Whoever touches her will not be unpunished.

6:30 Men don't despise a thief, If he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry:

6:31 But if he is found, he shall restore seven times. He shall give all the wealth of his house.

6:32 He who commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding. He who does it destroys his own soul.

6:33 He will get wounds and dishonor. His reproach will not be wiped away.

6:34 For jealousy arouses the fury of the husband. He won't spare in the day of vengeance.

6:35 He won't regard any ransom, Neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.