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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!
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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.

 
 
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