Proverbs Chapter 6 World English Bible

Proverbs 6:1

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

Proverbs 6:2

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

Proverbs 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.

Proverbs 6:4

Give no sleep to your eyes, Nor slumber to your eyelids.

Proverbs 6:5

Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, Like a bird from the snare of the fowler.

Proverbs 6:6

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

Proverbs 6:7

Which having no chief, overseer, or ruler,

Proverbs 6:8

Provides her bread in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest.

Proverbs 6:9

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

Proverbs 6:10

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

Proverbs 6:11

So your poverty will come as a robber, And your scarcity as an armed man.

Proverbs 6:12

A worthless person, a man of iniquity, Is he who walks with a perverse mouth;

Proverbs 6:13

Who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, Who motions with his fingers;

Proverbs 6:14

In whose heart is perverseness, Who devises evil continually, Who always sows discord.

Proverbs 6:15

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

Proverbs 6:16

There are six things which Yahweh hates; Yes, seven which are an abomination to him:

Proverbs 6:17

Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood;

Proverbs 6:18

A heart that devises wicked schemes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief,

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness who utters lies, And he who sows discord among brothers.

Proverbs 6:20

My son, keep your father's commandment, And don't forsake your mother's teaching.

Proverbs 6:21

Bind them continually on your heart. Tie them around your neck.

Proverbs 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.

Proverbs 6:23

For the commandment is a lamp, And the law is light. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,

Proverbs 6:24

To keep you from the immoral woman, From the flattery of the wayward wife's tongue.

Proverbs 6:25

Don't lust after her beauty in your heart, Neither let her captivate you with her eyelids.

Proverbs 6:26

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

Proverbs 6:27

Can a man scoop fire into his lap, And his clothes not be burned?

Proverbs 6:28

Or can one walk on hot coals, And his feet not be scorched?

Proverbs 6:29

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

Proverbs 6:30

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

Proverbs 6:31

But if he is found, he shall restore seven times. He shall give all the wealth of his house.

Proverbs 6:32

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

Proverbs 6:33

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

Proverbs 6:34

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

Proverbs 6:35

He won't regard any ransom, Neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.