Proverbs 6
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Warnings against Foolishness

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1My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,1My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger,1My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor, Have given a pledge for a stranger,1My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,1My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor or entered into an agreement with a stranger,
2you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth.2if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth,2If you have been snared with the words of your mouth, Have been caught with the words of your mouth,2Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.2you have been trapped by the words of your lips-- ensnared by the words of your mouth.
3So do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor's hands: Go--to the point of exhaustion-- and give your neighbor no rest!3then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor.3Do this then, my son, and deliver yourself; Since you have come into the hand of your neighbor, Go, humble yourself, and importune your neighbor.3Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.3Do this, then, my son, and free yourself, for you have put yourself in your neighbor's power: Go, humble yourself, and plead with your neighbor.
4Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids.4Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber;4Give no sleep to your eyes, Nor slumber to your eyelids;4Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.4Don't give sleep to your eyes or slumber to your eyelids.
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5Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.5save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the hand of the fowler.5Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hunter's hand And like a bird from the hand of the fowler.5Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.5Escape like a gazelle from a hunter, like a bird from a fowler's trap.
6Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!6Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.6Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,6Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:6Go to the ant, you slacker! Observe its ways and become wise.
7It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,7Without having any chief, officer, or ruler,7Which, having no chief, Officer or ruler,7Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,7Without leader, administrator, or ruler,
8yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.8she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.8Prepares her food in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest.8Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.8it prepares its provisions in summer; it gathers its food during harvest.
9How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?9How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?9How long will you lie down, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?9How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?9How long will you stay in bed, you slacker? When will you get up from your sleep?
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10A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest--10A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,10"A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest "--10Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:10A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the arms to rest,
11and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.11and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.11Your poverty will come in like a vagabond And your need like an armed man.11So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.11and your poverty will come like a robber, your need, like a bandit.
12A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,12A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech,12A worthless person, a wicked man, Is the one who walks with a perverse mouth,12A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.12A worthless person, a wicked man goes around speaking dishonestly,
13who winks maliciously with his eye, signals with his feet and motions with his fingers,13winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, points with his finger,13Who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, Who points with his fingers;13He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;13winking his eyes, signaling with his feet, and gesturing with his fingers.
14who plots evil with deceit in his heart-- he always stirs up conflict.14with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord;14Who with perversity in his heart continually devises evil, Who spreads strife.14Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.14He always plots evil with perversity in his heart-- he stirs up trouble.
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15Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed--without remedy.15therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing.15Therefore his calamity will come suddenly; Instantly he will be broken and there will be no healing.15Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.15Therefore calamity will strike him suddenly; he will be shattered instantly--beyond recovery.
16There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:16There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him:16There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:16These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:16The LORD hates six things; in fact, seven are detestable to Him:
17haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,17haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,17Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood,17A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,17arrogant eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
18a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,18a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil,18A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil,18An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,18a heart that plots wicked schemes, feet eager to run to evil,
19a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.19a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.19A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.19A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.19a lying witness who gives false testimony, and one who stirs up trouble among brothers.

Warnings against Adultery

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20My son, keep your father's command and do not forsake your mother's teaching.20My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.20My son, observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the teaching of your mother;20My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:20My son, keep your father's command, and don't reject your mother's teaching.
21Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.21Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck.21Bind them continually on your heart; Tie them around your neck.21Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.21Always bind them to your heart; tie them around your neck.
22When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.22When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you.22When you walk about, they will guide you; When you sleep, they will watch over you; And when you awake, they will talk to you.22When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.22When you walk here and there, they will guide you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; when you wake up, they will talk to you.
23For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life,23For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life,23For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life23For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:23For a command is a lamp, teaching is a light, and corrective discipline is the way to life.
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24keeping you from your neighbor's wife, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.24to preserve you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.24To keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.24To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.24They will protect you from an evil woman, from the flattering tongue of a stranger.
25Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes.25Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes;25Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her eyelids.25Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.25Don't lust in your heart for her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyelashes.
26For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread, but another man's wife preys on your very life.26for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts down a precious life.26For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life.26For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.26For a prostitute's fee is only a loaf of bread, but an adulteress goes after a precious life.
27Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?27Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned?27Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned?27Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?27Can a man embrace fire and his clothes not be burned?
28Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?28Or can one walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched?28Or can a man walk on hot coals And his feet not be scorched?28Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?28Can a man walk on burning coals without scorching his feet?
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29So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.29So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; none who touches her will go unpunished.29So is the one who goes in to his neighbor's wife; Whoever touches her will not go unpunished.29So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.29So it is with the one who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.
30People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.30People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry,30Men do not despise a thief if he steals To satisfy himself when he is hungry;30Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;30People don't despise the thief if he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry.
31Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house.31but if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold; he will give all the goods of his house.31But when he is found, he must repay sevenfold; He must give all the substance of his house.31But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.31Still, if caught, he must pay seven times as much; he must give up all the wealth in his house.
32But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.32He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.32The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it.32But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.32The one who commits adultery lacks sense; whoever does so destroys himself.
33Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away.33He will get wounds and dishonor, and his disgrace will not be wiped away.33Wounds and disgrace he will find, And his reproach will not be blotted out.33A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.33He will get a beating and dishonor, and his disgrace will never be removed.
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34For jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.34For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge.34For jealousy enrages a man, And he will not spare in the day of vengeance.34For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.34For jealousy enrages a husband, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
35He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse a bribe, however great it is.35He will accept no compensation; he will refuse though you multiply gifts.35He will not accept any ransom, Nor will he be satisfied though you give many gifts.35He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.35He will not be appeased by anything or be persuaded by lavish gifts.



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