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Proverbs 6 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:1 - My child, if you have made a pledge for your neighbor, and have become a guarantor for a stranger,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:2 - if you have been ensnared by the words you have uttered, and have been caught by the words you have spoken,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:3 - then, my child, do this in order to deliver yourself, because you have fallen into your neighbor's power: go, humble yourself, and appeal firmly to your neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:4 - Permit no sleep to your eyes or slumber to your eyelids.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:5 - Deliver yourself like a gazelle from a snare, and like a bird from the trap of the fowler.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:6 - Go to the ant, you sluggard; observe its ways and be wise!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:7 - It has no commander, overseer, or ruler,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:8 - yet it prepares its food in the summer; it gathers at the harvest what it will eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:9 - How long, you sluggard, will you lie there? When will you rise from your sleep?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:10 - A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to relax,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:11 - and your poverty will come like a robber, and your need like an armed man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:12 - A worthless and wicked person walks around saying perverse things;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:13 - he winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, and points with his fingers;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:14 - he plots evil with perverse thoughts in his heart, he spreads contention at all times.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:15 - Therefore, his disaster will come suddenly; in an instant he will be broken, and there will be no remedy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:16 - There are six things that the LORD hates, even seven things that are an abomination 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 are swift to run to evil,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:19 - a false witness who pours out lies, and a person who spreads discord among family members.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:20 - My child, guard the commands of your father and do not forsake the instruction of your mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:21 - Bind them on your heart continually; fasten them around your neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:22 - When you walk about, they will guide you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; when you wake up, they will talk to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:23 - For the commandments are like a lamp, instruction is like a light, and rebukes of discipline are like the road leading to life,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:24 - by keeping you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the loose woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:25 - Do not lust in your heart for her beauty, and do not let her captivate you with her alluring eyes;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:26 - for on account of a prostitute one is brought down to a loaf of bread, but the wife of another man preys on your precious life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:27 - Can a man hold fire against his chest without burning his clothes?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:28 - Can a man walk on hot coals without scorching his feet?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:29 - So it is with the one who has sex with his neighbor's wife; no one who touches her will escape punishment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:30 - People do not despise a thief when he steals to fulfill his need when he is hungry.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:31 - Yet if he is caught he must repay seven times over, he might even have to give all the wealth of his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:32 - A man who commits adultery with a woman lacks wisdom, whoever does it destroys his own life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:33 - He will be beaten and despised, and his reproach will not be wiped away;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:34 - for jealousy kindles a husband's rage, and he will not show mercy when he takes revenge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:35 - He will not consider any compensation; he will not be willing, even if you multiply the compensation.

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