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

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Parental Counsel

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:1 - My son, if you have become a guarantor for your neighbor,
Or have given a handshake for a stranger
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:2 - If you have been ensnared by the words of your mouth,
Or caught by the words of your mouth
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:3 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:4 - Give no sleep to your eyes,
Nor slumber to your eyelids
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:5 - Save yourself like a gazelle from the hunter’s hand,
And like a bird from the hand of the fowler
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:6 - Go to the ant, you [fn]lazy one,
Observe its ways and be wise
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:7 - Which, having no chief,
Officer, or ruler
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:8 - Prepares its food in the summer
And gathers its provision in the harvest
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:9 - How long will you lie down, you [fn]lazy one?
When will you arise from your sleep
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:10 - “A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to [fn]rest,”
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:11 - Then your poverty will come in like a [fn]drifter,
And your need like [fn]an armed man
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:12 - A worthless person, a wicked man,
Is one who walks with a perverse mouth
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:13 - Who winks with his eyes, who [fn]signals with his feet,
Who [fn]points with his fingers
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:14 - Who, with perversion in his heart, continually devises evil,
Who [fn]spreads strife
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:15 - Therefore his disaster will come suddenly;
Instantly he will be broken and there will be no healing
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:16 - There are six things that the LORD hates,
Seven that are an abomination [fn]to Him:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:17 - Haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
And hands that shed innocent blood
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:18 - A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that run rapidly to evil
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:19 - A false witness who declares lies,
And one who [fn]spreads strife among brothers
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:20 - My son, comply with the commandment of your father,
And do not ignore the [fn]teaching of your mother
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:21 - Bind them continually on your heart;
Tie them around your neck
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:22 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:23 - For the commandment is a lamp and the [fn]teaching is light;
And rebukes for discipline are the way of life
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:24 - To keep you from the evil woman,
From the smooth tongue of the foreign woman
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:25 - Do not desire her beauty in your heart,
Nor let her capture you with her eyelids
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:26 - For the price of a prostitute reduces one to a loaf of bread,
And [fn]an adulteress hunts for a precious life
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:27 - Can anyone take fire in his lap
And his clothes not be burned
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:28 - Or can a person walk on hot coals
And his feet not be scorched
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:29 - So is the one who goes in to his neighbor’s wife;
Whoever touches her will not [fn]go unpunished
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:30 - People do not despise a thief if he steals
To satisfy [fn]himself when he is hungry
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:31 - But when he is found, he must repay seven times as much;
He must give up all the property of his house
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:32 - One who commits adultery with a woman is lacking [fn]sense;
He who would destroy [fn]himself commits it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:33 - He will find wounds and disgrace,
And his shame will not be removed
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:34 - For jealousy [fn]enrages a man,
And he will not have compassion on the day of vengeance
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:35 - 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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