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Proverbs 6 (WEBP)

[1] My son, if you have become collateral for your neighbor, if you have struck your hands in pledge for a stranger,
[2] you are trapped by the words of your mouth; you are ensnared with the words of your mouth.
[3] Do this now, my son, and deliver yourself, since you have come into the hand of your neighbor. Go, humble yourself. Press your plea with your neighbor.
[4] Give no sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids.
[5] Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.
[6] Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise;
[7] which having no chief, overseer, or ruler,
[8] provides her bread in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.
[9] How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep?
[10] A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep—
[11] so your poverty will come as a robber, and your scarcity as an armed man.
[12] A worthless person, a man of iniquity, is he who walks with a perverse mouth,
[13] who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, who motions with his fingers,
[14] in whose heart is perverseness, who devises evil continually, who always sows discord.
[15] Therefore his calamity will come suddenly. He will be broken suddenly, and that without remedy.
[16] There are six things which Yahweh hates; yes, seven which are an abomination to him:
[17] arrogant eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
[18] a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are swift in running to mischief,
[19] a false witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers.
[20] My son, keep your father’s commandment, and don’t forsake your mother’s teaching.
[21] Bind them continually on your heart. Tie them around your neck.
[22] When you walk, it will lead you. When you sleep, it will watch over you. When you awake, it will talk with you.
[23] For the commandment is a lamp, and the law is light. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,
[24] to keep you from the immoral woman, from the flattery of the wayward wife’s tongue.
[25] Don’t lust after her beauty in your heart, neither let her captivate you with her eyelids.
[26] For a prostitute reduces you to a piece of bread. The adulteress hunts for your precious life.
[27] Can a man scoop fire into his lap, and his clothes not be burned?
[28] Or can one walk on hot coals, and his feet not be scorched?
[29] So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife. Whoever touches her will not be unpunished.
[30] Men don’t despise a thief if he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry,
[31] but if he is found, he shall restore seven times. He shall give all the wealth of his house.
[32] He who commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding. He who does it destroys his own soul.
[33] He will get wounds and dishonor. His reproach will not be wiped away.
[34] For jealousy arouses the fury of the husband. He won’t spare in the day of vengeance.
[35] He won’t regard any ransom, neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Proverbs 6 (KJVS)

[1] My son , if thou be surety () for thy friend , [if] thou hast stricken () thy hand with a stranger (),
[2] Thou art snared () with the words of thy mouth , thou art taken () with the words of thy mouth .
[3] Do () this now , my son , and deliver () thyself, when thou art come () into the hand of thy friend ; go (), humble () thyself, and make sure () thy friend .
[4] Give () not sleep to thine eyes , nor slumber to thine eyelids .
[5] Deliver () thyself as a roe from the hand [of the hunter], and as a bird from the hand of the fowler .
[6] Go () to the ant , thou sluggard ; consider () her ways , and be wise ():
[7] Which having no guide , overseer (), or ruler (),
[8] Provideth () her meat in the summer , [and] gathereth () her food in the harvest .
[9] How long wilt thou sleep (), O sluggard ? when wilt thou arise () out of thy sleep ?
[10] [Yet] a little sleep , a little slumber , a little folding of the hands to sleep ():
[11] So shall thy poverty come () as one that travelleth (), and thy want as an armed man .
[12] A naughty person , a wicked man , walketh () with a froward mouth .
[13] He winketh () with his eyes , he speaketh () with his feet , he teacheth () with his fingers ;
[14] Frowardness [is] in his heart , he deviseth () mischief continually ; he soweth () discord () .
[15] Therefore shall his calamity come () suddenly ; suddenly shall he be broken () without remedy .
[16] These six [things] doth the LORD hate (): yea, seven [are] an abomination unto him :
[17] A proud () look , a lying tongue , and hands that shed () innocent blood ,
[18] An heart that deviseth () wicked imaginations , feet that be swift () in running () to mischief ,
[19] A false witness [that] speaketh () lies , and he that soweth () discord among brethren .
[20] My son , keep () thy father’s commandment , and forsake () not the law of thy mother :
[21] Bind () them continually upon thine heart , [and] tie () them about thy neck .
[22] When thou goest (), it shall lead () thee; when thou sleepest (), it shall keep () thee; and [when] thou awakest (), it shall talk () 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 keep () thee from the evil woman , from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman .
[25] Lust () not after her beauty in thine heart ; neither let her take () thee with her eyelids .
[26] For by means of a whorish () woman [a man is brought] to a piece of bread : and the adulteress will hunt () for the precious life .
[27] Can a man take () fire in his bosom , and his clothes not be burned ()?
[28] Can one go () upon hot coals , and his feet not be burned ()?
[29] So he that goeth in () to his neighbour’s wife ; whosoever toucheth () her shall not be innocent ().
[30] [Men] do not despise () a thief , if he steal () to satisfy () his soul when he is hungry ();
[31] But [if] he be found (), he shall restore () sevenfold ; he shall give () all the substance of his house .
[32] [But] whoso committeth adultery () with a woman lacketh understanding : he [that] doeth () it destroyeth () his own soul .
[33] A wound and dishonour shall he get (); and his reproach shall not be wiped away ().
[34] For jealousy [is] the rage of a man : therefore he will not spare () in the day of vengeance .
[35] He will not regard () any ransom ; neither will he rest content (), though thou givest many () gifts .

Young’s Literal Translation

Proverbs 6 (YLT)

[1] My son! if thou hast been surety for thy friend, Hast stricken for a stranger thy hand,
[2] Hast been snared with sayings of thy mouth, Hast been captured with sayings of thy mouth,
[3] Do this now, my son, and be delivered, For thou hast come into the hand of thy friend. Go, trample on thyself, and strengthen thy friend,
[4] Give not sleep to thine eyes, And slumber to thine eyelids,
[5] Be delivered as a roe from the hand, And as a bird from the hand of a fowler.
[6] Go unto the ant, O slothful one, See her ways and be wise;
[7] Which hath not captain, overseer, and ruler,
[8] She doth prepare in summer her bread, She hath gathered in harvest her food.
[9] Till when, O slothful one, dost thou lie? When dost thou arise from thy sleep?
[10] A little sleep, a little slumber, A little clasping of the hands to rest,
[11] And thy poverty hath come as a traveller, And thy want as an armed man.
[12] A man of worthlessness, a man of iniquity, Walking with perverseness of mouth,
[13] Winking with his eyes, speaking with his feet, Directing with his fingers,
[14] Frowardness is in his heart, devising evil at all times, Contentions he sendeth forth.
[15] Therefore suddenly cometh his calamity, Instantly he is broken-and no healing.
[16] These six hath Jehovah hated, Yea, seven are abominations to His soul.
[17] Eyes high-tongues false- And hands shedding innocent blood-
[18] A heart devising thoughts of vanity- Feet hasting to run to evil-
[19] A false witness who doth breathe out lies- And one sending forth contentions between brethren.
[20] Keep, my son, the command of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother.
[21] Bind them on thy heart continually, Tie them on thy neck.
[22] In thy going up and down, it leadeth thee, In thy lying down, it watcheth over thee, And thou hast awaked-it talketh with thee.
[23] For a lamp is the command, And the law a light, And a way of life are reproofs of instruction,
[24] To preserve thee from an evil woman, From the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
[25] Desire not her beauty in thy heart, And let her not take thee with her eyelids.
[26] For a harlot consumeth unto a cake of bread, And an adulteress the precious soul hunteth.
[27] Doth a man take fire into his bosom, And are his garments not burnt?
[28] Doth a man walk on the hot coals, And are his feet not scorched?
[29] So is he who hath gone in unto the wife of his neighbour, None who doth touch her is innocent.
[30] They do not despise the thief, When he stealeth to fill his soul when he is hungry,
[31] And being found he repayeth sevenfold, All the substance of his house he giveth.
[32] He who committeth adultery with a woman lacketh heart, He is destroying his soul who doth it.
[33] A stroke and shame he doth find, And his reproach is not wiped away,
[34] For jealousy is the fury of a man, And he doth not spare in a day of vengeance.
[35] He accepteth not the appearance of any atonement, Yea, he doth not consent, Though thou dost multiply bribes!