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Proverbs 6 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:1 - My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:2 - if you are snared in the utterance of your lips, caught in the words of your mouth;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:3 - then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into your neighbor's power: go, hasten, and importune your neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:4 - Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:5 - save yourself like a gazelle from the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:6 - Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:7 - Without having any chief, officer or ruler,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:8 - she prepares her food in summer, and gathers her sustenance in harvest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:9 - How long will you lie there, O sluggard? 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 rest,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:11 - and poverty will come upon you like a vagabond, and want like an armed man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:12 - A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:13 - winks with his eyes, scrapes with his feet, points with his finger,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:14 - with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:15 - therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:16 - There are six things which the LORD hates, seven which 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 make haste to run to evil,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:19 - a false witness who breathes out lies, and a man who sows discord among brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:20 - My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not your mother's teaching.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:21 - Bind them upon your heart always; tie them about your neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:22 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:23 - For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:24 - to preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adventuress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:25 - Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:26 - for a harlot may be hired for a loaf of bread, but an adulteress stalks a man's very life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:27 - Can a man carry fire in his bosom and his clothes not be burned?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:28 - Or can one walk upon hot coals and his feet not be scorched?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:29 - So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife; none who touches her will go unpunished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:30 - Do not men despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:31 - And if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold; he will give all the goods of his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:32 - He who commits adultery has no sense; he who does it destroys himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:33 - Wounds and dishonor will he get, and his disgrace will not be wiped away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:34 - For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:35 - He will accept no compensation, nor be appeased though you multiply gifts.

Downloaded from the Oxford Text Archive and used with permission. The following header is required to be posted:

Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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