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Proverbs 6 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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My child,[fn] if you have put up security for a friend’s debt
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follow my advice and save yourself,
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Don’t put it off; do it now!
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Save yourself like a gazelle escaping from a hunter,
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Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones.
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Though they have no prince
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they labor hard all summer,
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But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep?
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then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit;
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What are worthless and wicked people like?
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Their perverted hearts plot evil,
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But they will be destroyed suddenly,
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There are six things the LORD hates—
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hands that kill the innocent,

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a heart that plots evil,
feet that race to do wrong,

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a false witness who pours out lies,
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My son, obey your father’s commands,
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Keep their words always in your heart.
Tie them around your neck.

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When you walk, their counsel will lead you.
When you sleep, they will protect you.
When you wake up, they will advise you.

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For their command is a lamp
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It will keep you from the immoral woman,
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Don’t lust for her beauty.
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For a prostitute will bring you to poverty,[fn]
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Can a man scoop a flame into his lap
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Can he walk on hot coals
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So it is with the man who sleeps with another man’s wife.
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Excuses might be found for a thief
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But if he is caught, he must pay back seven times what he stole,
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But the man who commits adultery is an utter fool,
for he destroys himself.

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He will be wounded and disgraced.
His shame will never be erased.

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For the woman’s jealous husband will be furious,
and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.

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He will accept no compensation,
nor be satisfied with a payoff of any size.
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Hebrew My son.
Hebrew to a loaf of bread.

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