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Proverbs 6 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor,
have given your pledge for a stranger,

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if you are snared in the words of your mouth,
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then do this, my son, and save yourself,
for you have come into the hand of your neighbor:
go, hasten,[fn] and plead urgently with your neighbor.

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Give your eyes no sleep
and your eyelids no slumber;

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save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,[fn]
like a bird from the hand of the fowler.

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Go to the ant, O sluggard;
consider her ways, and be wise.

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Without having any chief,
officer, or ruler,

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she prepares her bread in summer
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How long will you lie there, O sluggard?
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A little sleep, a little slumber,
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and poverty will come upon you like a robber,
and want like an armed man.

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A worthless person, a wicked man,
goes about with crooked speech,

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winks with his eyes, signals[fn] with his feet,
points with his finger,

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with perverted heart devises evil,
continually sowing discord;

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therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly;
in a moment he will be broken beyond healing.

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There are six things that the LORD hates,
seven that are an abomination to him:

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haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood,

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a heart that devises wicked plans,
feet that make haste to run to evil,

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a false witness who breathes out lies,
and one who sows discord among brothers.

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My son, keep your father’s commandment,
and forsake not your mother’s teaching.

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Bind them on your heart always;
tie them around your neck.

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When you walk, they[fn] will lead you;
when you lie down, they will watch over you;
and when you awake, they will talk with you.

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For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light,
and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,

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to preserve you from the evil woman,[fn]
from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.[fn]

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Do not desire her beauty in your heart,
and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;

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for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread,[fn]
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Can a man carry fire next to his chest
and his clothes not be burned?

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Or can one walk on hot coals
and his feet not be scorched?

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So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife;
none who touches her will go unpunished.

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People do not despise a thief if he steals
to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry,

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but if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold;
he will give all the goods of his house.

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He who commits adultery lacks sense;
he who does it destroys himself.

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He will get wounds and dishonor,
and his disgrace will not be wiped away.

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For jealousy makes a man furious,
and he will not spare when he takes revenge.

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He will accept no compensation;
he will refuse though you multiply gifts.
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ESV Footnotes
Or humble yourself
Hebrew lacks of the hunter
Hebrew scrapes
Hebrew it; three times in this verse
Revocalization (compare Septuagint) yields from the wife of a neighbor
Hebrew the foreign woman
Or (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate) for a prostitute leaves a man with nothing but a loaf of bread
Hebrew a man’s wife

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