Proverbs 6

6:1 My son, if you have become collateral for your neighbor, if you have struck your hands in pledge for a stranger; 

6:2 You are trapped by the words of your mouth. You are ensnared with the words of your mouth. 

6:3 Do this now, my son, and deliver yourself, seeing you have come into the hand of your neighbor. Go, humble yourself. Press your plea with your neighbor. 

6:4 Give no sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids. 

6:5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler. 

6:6 Go to the ant, you sluggard. Consider her ways, and be wise; 

6:7 which having no chief, overseer, or ruler, 

6:8 provides her bread in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest. 

6:9 How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep? 

6:10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: 

6:11 so your poverty will come as a robber, and your scarcity as an armed man. 

6:12 A worthless person, a man of iniquity, is he who walks with a perverse mouth; 

6:13 who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, who motions with his fingers; 

6:14 in whose heart is perverseness, who devises evil continually, who always sows discord. 

6:15 Therefore his calamity will come suddenly. He will be broken suddenly, and that without remedy. 

6:16 There are six things which Yahweh hates; yes, seven which are an abomination to him: 

6:17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood; 

6:18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are swift in running to mischief, 

6:19 a false witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers. 

6:20 My son, keep your father's commandment, and don't forsake your mother's teaching. 

6:21 Bind them continually on your heart. Tie them around your neck. 

6:22 When you walk, it will lead you. When you sleep, it will watch over you. When you awake, it will talk with you. 

6:23 For the commandment is a lamp, and the law is light. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life, 

6:24 to keep you from the immoral woman, from the flattery of the wayward wife's tongue. 

6:25 Don't lust after her beauty in your heart, neither let her captivate you with her eyelids. 

6:26 For a prostitute reduces you to a piece of bread. The adulteress hunts for your precious life. 

6:27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap, and his clothes not be burned? 

6:28 Or can one walk on hot coals, and his feet not be scorched? 

6:29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife. Whoever touches her will not be unpunished. 

6:30 Men don't despise a thief, if he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry: 

6:31 but if he is found, he shall restore seven times. He shall give all the wealth of his house. 

6:32 He who commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding. He who does it destroys his own soul. 

6:33 He will get wounds and dishonor. His reproach will not be wiped away. 

6:34 For jealousy arouses the fury of the husband. He won't spare in the day of vengeance. 

6:35 He won't regard any ransom, neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.