Proverbs, Chapter 6 - Timeless Wisdom on Financial Prudence, Productivity, and Moral Transgressions

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

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