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Proverbs 6 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Financial Entanglements
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My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor[fn]

or entered into an agreement with[fn] a stranger,

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you have been snared by the words of your mouth

trapped by the words from your mouth.

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Do this, then, my son, and free yourself,

for you have put yourself in your neighbor’s power:

Go, humble yourself, and plead with your neighbor.

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Don’t give sleep to your eyes

or slumber to your eyelids.

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Escape like a gazelle from a hunter,[fn]

like a bird from a hunter’s trap.[fn]

Laziness
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Go to the ant, you slacker!

Observe its ways and become wise.

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Without leader, administrator, or ruler,

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it prepares its provisions in summer;

it gathers its food during harvest.

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How long will you stay in bed, you slacker?

When will you get up from your sleep?

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A little sleep, a little slumber,

a little folding of the arms to rest,

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and your poverty will come like a robber,

your need, like a bandit.

The Malicious Man
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A worthless person, a wicked man

goes around speaking dishonestly,

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winking his eyes, signaling with his feet,

and gesturing with his fingers.

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He always plots evil with perversity in his heart;

he stirs up trouble.

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Therefore calamity will strike him suddenly;

he will be shattered instantly, beyond recovery.

What the LORD Hates
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The LORD hates six things;

in fact, seven are detestable to him:

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arrogant eyes, a lying tongue,

hands that shed innocent blood,

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a heart that plots wicked schemes,

feet eager to run to evil,

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a lying witness who gives false testimony,

and one who stirs up trouble among brothers.

Warning against Adultery
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My son, keep your father’s command,

and don’t reject your mother’s teaching.

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Always bind them to your heart;

tie them around your neck.

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When you walk here and there, they will guide you;

when you lie down, they will watch over you;

when you wake up, they will talk to you.

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For a command is a lamp, teaching is a light,

and corrective discipline is the way to life.

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They will protect you from an evil woman,[fn]

from the flattering[fn] tongue of a wayward woman.

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Don’t lust in your heart for her beauty

or let her captivate you with her eyelashes.

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For a prostitute’s fee is only a loaf of bread,[fn]

but the wife of another man[fn] goes after a precious life.

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Can a man embrace fire

and his clothes not be burned?

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Can a man walk on burning coals

without scorching his feet?

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So it is with the one who sleeps with

another man’s wife;

no one who touches her will go unpunished.

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People don’t despise the thief if he steals

to satisfy himself when he is hungry.

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Still, if caught, he must pay seven times as much;

he must give up all the wealth in his house.

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The one who commits adultery[fn] lacks sense;

whoever does so destroys himself.

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He will get a beating[fn] and dishonor,

and his disgrace will never be removed.

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For jealousy enrages a husband,

and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.

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He will not be appeased by anything

or be persuaded by lavish bribes.

CSB Footnotes
Or friend
Lit or slapped hands for
Lit hand
Lit hand
LXX reads from a married woman
Lit smooth
Or On account of a prostitute, one is left with only a loaf of bread
Lit but a wife of a man
Lit commits adultery with a woman
Or plague
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