Proverbs 5

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The Proverbs

Chapter 6

1

My son, if thou be surety1 for thy friend, [if] thou hast stricken1 thy hand with a stranger,5

2

Thou art snared8 with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken8 with the words of thy mouth.

3

Do3 this now, my son, and deliver10 thyself, when thou art come1 into the hand of thy friend; go,3 humble100 thyself, and make sure3 thy friend.

4

Give4 not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.

5

Deliver10 thyself as a roe from the hand [of the hunter], and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

6

Go3 to the ant, thou sluggard; consider3 her ways, and be wise:3

7

Which having no guide, overseer,6 or ruler,6

8

Provideth55 her meat in the summer, [and] gathereth1 her food in the harvest.

9

How long wilt thou sleep,4 O sluggard? when wilt thou arise4 out of thy sleep?

10

[Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:2

11

So shall thy poverty come1 as one that travelleth,18 and thy want as an armed man.

12

A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh6 with a froward mouth.

13

He winketh6 with his eyes, he speaketh6 with his feet, he teacheth56 with his fingers;

14

Frowardness [is] in his heart, he deviseth6 mischief continually; he soweth17 discord. 4090

15

Therefore shall his calamity come4 suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken11 without remedy.

16

These six [things] doth the LORD hate:1 yea, seven [are] an abomination unto him:

17

A proud6 look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed6 innocent blood,

18

An heart that deviseth6 wicked imaginations, feet that be swift18 in running2 to mischief,

19

A false witness [that] speaketh55 lies, and he that soweth18 discord among brethren.

20

My son, keep3 thy father's commandment, and forsake4 not the law of thy mother:

21

Bind3 them continually upon thine heart, [and] tie3 them about thy neck.

22

When thou goest,99 it shall lead55 thee; when thou sleepest,2 it shall keep4 thee; and [when] thou awakest,52 it shall talk4 with thee.

23

For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life:

24

To keep2 thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

25

Lust4 not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take4 thee with her eyelids.

26

For by means of a whorish6 woman [a man is brought] to a piece of bread: and the adulteress 376 will hunt4 for the precious life.

27

Can a man take4 fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?11

28

Can one go17 upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?11

29

So he that goeth in6 to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth6 her shall not be innocent.11

30

[Men] do not despise4 a thief, if he steal4 to satisfy15 his soul when he is hungry;4

31

But [if] he be found,8 he shall restore17 sevenfold; he shall give4 all the substance of his house.

32

[But] whoso committeth adultery6 with a woman lacketh understanding: he [that] doeth4 it destroyeth56 his own soul.

33

A wound and dishonour shall he get;4 and his reproach shall not be wiped away.11

34

For jealousy [is] the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare4 in the day of vengeance.

35

He will not regard4 6440 any ransom; neither will he rest content,4 though thou givest many55 gifts.

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