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Proverbs 6 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:1 - My son! if thou hast been surety for thy friend, Hast stricken for a stranger thy hand,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:2 - Hast been snared with sayings of thy mouth, Hast been captured with sayings of thy mouth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:3 - Do this now, my son, and be delivered, For thou hast come into the hand of thy friend. Go, trample on thyself, and strengthen thy friend,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:4 - Give not sleep to thine eyes, And slumber to thine eyelids,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:5 - Be delivered as a roe from the hand, And as a bird from the hand of a fowler.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:6 - Go unto the ant, O slothful one, See her ways and be wise;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:7 - Which hath not captain, overseer, and ruler,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:8 - She doth prepare in summer her bread, She hath gathered in harvest her food.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:9 - Till when, O slothful one, dost thou lie? When dost thou arise from thy sleep?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:10 - A little sleep, a little slumber, A little clasping of the hands to rest,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:11 - And thy poverty hath come as a traveller, And thy want as an armed man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:12 - A man of worthlessness, a man of iniquity, Walking with perverseness of mouth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:13 - Winking with his eyes, speaking with his feet, Directing with his fingers,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:14 - Frowardness is in his heart, devising evil at all times, Contentions he sendeth forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:15 - Therefore suddenly cometh his calamity, Instantly he is broken -- and no healing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:16 - These six hath Jehovah hated, Yea, seven are abominations to His soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:17 - Eyes high -- tongues false -- And hands shedding innocent blood --
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:18 - A heart devising thoughts of vanity -- Feet hasting to run to evil --
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:19 - A false witness who doth breathe out lies -- And one sending forth contentions between brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:20 - Keep, my son, the command of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:21 - Bind them on thy heart continually, Tie them on thy neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:22 - In thy going up and down, it leadeth thee, In thy lying down, it watcheth over thee, And thou hast awaked -- it talketh with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:23 - For a lamp is the command, And the law a light, And a way of life are reproofs of instruction,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:24 - To preserve thee from an evil woman, From the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:25 - Desire not her beauty in thy heart, And let her not take thee with her eyelids.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:26 - For a harlot consumeth unto a cake of bread, And an adulteress the precious soul hunteth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:27 - Doth a man take fire into his bosom, And are his garments not burnt?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:28 - Doth a man walk on the hot coals, And are his feet not scorched?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:29 - So is he who hath gone in unto the wife of his neighbour, None who doth touch her is innocent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:30 - They do not despise the thief, When he stealeth to fill his soul when he is hungry,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:31 - And being found he repayeth sevenfold, All the substance of his house he giveth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:32 - He who committeth adultery with a woman lacketh heart, He is destroying his soul who doth it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:33 - A stroke and shame he doth find, And his reproach is not wiped away,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:34 - For jealousy is the fury of a man, And he doth not spare in a day of vengeance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:35 - He accepteth not the appearance of any atonement, Yea, he doth not consent, Though thou dost multiply bribes!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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