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Proverbs 6 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger;

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if you are snared in the utterance of your lips, caught in the words of your mouth;

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then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into your neighbor's power: go, hasten, and importune 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 hunter, 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 food in summer, and gathers her sustenance in harvest.

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How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?

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A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,

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and poverty will come upon you like a vagabond, 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, scrapes 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 which the LORD hates, seven which 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 a man 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 upon your heart always; tie them about your neck.

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When you walk, they 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, from the smooth tongue of the adventuress.

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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 a harlot may be hired for a loaf of bread, but an adulteress stalks a man's very life.

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Can a man carry fire in his bosom and his clothes not be burned?

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Or can one walk upon 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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Do not men despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry?

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And 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 has no sense; he who does it destroys himself.

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Wounds and dishonor will he get, 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, nor be appeased though you multiply gifts.
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