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Proverbs 6 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Parental Counsel

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My son, if you have become a guarantor for your neighbor,

Or have given a handshake for a stranger,

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If you have been ensnared by the words of your mouth,

Or caught by the words of your mouth,

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Then do this, my son, and save yourself:

Since you have come into the [fn]hand of your neighbor,

Go, humble yourself, and be urgent with your neighbor to free yourself.

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Give no sleep to your eyes,

Nor slumber to your eyelids;

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Save yourself like a gazelle from the hunter’s hand,

And like a bird from the hand of the fowler.

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Go to the ant, you [fn]lazy one,

Observe its ways and be wise,

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Which, having no chief,

Officer, or ruler,

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Prepares its food in the summer

And gathers its provision in the harvest.

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How long will you lie down, you [fn]lazy one?

When will you arise from your sleep?

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“A little sleep, a little slumber,

A little folding of the hands to [fn]rest,”

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Then your poverty will come in like a [fn]drifter,

And your need like [fn]an armed man.

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A worthless person, a wicked man,

Is one who walks with a perverse mouth,

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Who winks with his eyes, who [fn]signals with his feet,

Who [fn]points with his fingers;

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Who, with perversion in his heart, continually devises evil,

Who [fn]spreads strife.

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Therefore his disaster will come suddenly;

Instantly he will be broken and there will be no healing.

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There are six things that the LORD hates,

Seven that are an abomination [fn]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 run rapidly to evil,

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A false witness who declares lies,

And one who [fn]spreads strife among brothers.

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My son, comply with the commandment of your father,

And do not ignore the [fn]teaching of your mother;

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Bind them continually on your heart;

Tie them around your neck.

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When you walk, [fn]they will guide you;

When you sleep, [fn]they will watch over you;

And when you awake, [fn]they will talk to you.

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For the commandment is a lamp and the [fn]teaching is light;

And rebukes for discipline are the way of life

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To keep you from the evil woman,

From the smooth tongue of the foreign woman.

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Do not desire her beauty in your heart,

Nor let her capture you with her eyelids.

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For the price of a prostitute reduces one to a loaf of bread,

And [fn]an adulteress hunts for a precious life.

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Can anyone take fire in his lap

And his clothes not be burned?

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Or can a person walk on hot coals

And his feet not be scorched?

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So is the one who goes in to his neighbor’s wife;

Whoever touches her will not [fn]go unpunished.

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People do not despise a thief if he steals

To satisfy [fn]himself when he is hungry;

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But when he is found, he must repay seven times as much;

He must give up all the property of his house.

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One who commits adultery with a woman is lacking [fn]sense;

He who would destroy [fn]himself commits it.

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He will find wounds and disgrace,

And his shame will not be removed.

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For jealousy [fn]enrages a man,

And he will not have compassion on the day of vengeance.

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He will not [fn]accept any settlement,

Nor will he be [fn]satisfied though you make it a large gift.

NASB20 Footnotes
Lit palm
Lit idle one
Lit idle one
Lit lie down
Lit one who moves about
Lit a man with a shield
Lit scrapes
Lit instructs with
Lit sends out
Lit of His soul
Lit sends out
Or law
Lit she
Lit she
Lit she
Or law
Lit a man’s wife
Lit be innocent
Lit his soul
Lit heart
Lit his soul
Lit is the rage of
Lit lift up the face of any
Lit willing

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