1611 King James Bible

Proverbs 6

Against suretiship,

Proverbs 6:1 My sonne, if thou bee surety for thy friend, [if] thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger, Proverbs 6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the wordes of thy mouth. Proverbs 6:3 Doe this now, my sonne, and deliuer thy selfe, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend: goe, humble thy selfe, and make sure thy friend. Proverbs 6:4 Giue not sleepe to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids. Proverbs 6:5 Deliuer thy selfe as a Roe from the hand [of the hunter], and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.


Proverbs 6:6 Goe to the Ant, thou sluggard, consider her wayes, and be wise. Proverbs 6:7 Which hauing no guide, ouerseer, or ruler, Proverbs 6:8 Prouideth her meat in the Summer, [and] gathereth her food in the haruest. Proverbs 6:9 How long wilt thou sleepe, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleepe? Proverbs 6:10 Yet a little sleepe, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleepe. Proverbs 6:11 So shall thy pouertie come as one that trauaileth, and thy want as an armed man.

and mischievousness.

Proverbs 6:12 A naughtie person, a wicked man walketh with a froward mouth. Proverbs 6:13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feete, hee teacheth with his fingers. Proverbs 6:14 Frowardnesse [is] in his heart, he deuiseth mischiefe continually, he soweth discord. Proverbs 6:15 Therefore shall his calamitie come suddenly; suddenly shall hee be broken without remedie.

Seven things hateful to God.

Proverbs 6:16 These sixe things doeth the LORD hate; yea seuen are an abomination vnto him: Proverbs 6:17 A proude looke, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood: Proverbs 6:18 An heart that deuiseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischiefe: Proverbs 6:19 A false witnesse [that] speaketh lies; and him that soweth discord among brethren.

The blessings of obedience.

Proverbs 6:20 My sonne, keepe thy fathers commandement, and forsake not the law of thy mother. Proverbs 6:21 Binde them continually vpon thine heart, [and] tie them about thy necke. Proverbs 6:22 When thou goest, it shall leade thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keepe thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talke with thee. Proverbs 6:23 For the Commandement [is] a lampe, and the Lawe is light: and reproofes of instruction [are] the way of life: Proverbs 6:24 To keepe thee from the euill woman, from the flatterie of the tongue of a strange woman.

The mischiefs of whoredom.

Proverbs 6:25 Lust not after her beautie in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. Proverbs 6:26 For by meanes of a whorish woman, [a man is brought] to a piece of bread: and the adulteresse will hunt for the precious life. Proverbs 6:27 Can a man take fire in his bosome, and his clothes not be burnt? Proverbs 6:28 Can one goe vpon hote coales, and his feete not be burnt? Proverbs 6:29 So he that goeth in to his neighbours wife; whosoeuer toucheth her, shall not be innocent. Proverbs 6:30 Men doe not despise a thiefe, if he steale to satisfie his soule, when hee is hungry: Proverbs 6:31 But [if] he be found, he shall restore seuenfold, he shall giue all the substance of his house. Proverbs 6:32 [But] who so committeth adultery with a woman, lacketh vnderstanding: hee that doeth it, destroyeth his owne soule. Proverbs 6:33 A wound and dishonour shall he get, and his reproch shall not be wiped away. Proverbs 6:34 For iealousie [is] the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. Proverbs 6:35 He will not regard any ransome; neither will hee rest content, though thou giuest many giftes.

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