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Proverbs Chapter 6 (Index)

001  My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,

002  Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

003  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.

004  Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.

005  Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

006  Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

007  Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

008  Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

009  How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

010  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

011  So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

012  A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.

013  He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;

014  Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.

015  Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.

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

017  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

018  An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

019  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

020  My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

021  Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.

022  When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

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

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

025  Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

026  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.

027  Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

028  Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?

029  So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

030  Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;

031  But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

032  But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

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

034  For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

035  He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.