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Proverbs 6

Against suretiship,

Proverbs 6:1 My sonne, if thou be surety for thy neighbour, and hast striken hands with the stranger, Proverbs 6:2 Thou art snared with the wordes of thy mouth: thou art euen taken with the woordes of thine owne mouth. Proverbs 6:3 Doe this nowe, my sonne, and deliuer thy selfe: seeing thou art come into the hande of thy neighbour, goe, and humble thy selfe, and sollicite thy friends. Proverbs 6:4 Giue no sleepe to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids. Proverbs 6:5 Deliuer thy selfe as a doe from the hande of the hunter, and as a birde from the hande of the fouler.


Proverbs 6:6 Goe to the pismire, O sluggarde: beholde her waies, and be wise. Proverbs 6:7 For shee hauing no guide, gouernour, nor ruler, Proverbs 6:8 Prepareth her meat in the sommer, & gathereth her foode in haruest. Proverbs 6:9 Howe long wilt thou sleepe, O sluggarde? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleepe? Proverbs 6:10 Yet a litle sleepe, a litle slumber, a litle folding of the hands to sleepe. Proverbs 6:11 Therefore thy pouertie commeth as one that trauaileth by the way, and thy necessitie like an armed man.

and mischievousness.

Proverbs 6:12 The vnthriftie man and the wicked man walketh with a froward mouth. Proverbs 6:13 He maketh a signe with his eyes: he signifieth with his feete: he instructeth with his fingers. Proverbs 6:14 Lewde things are in his heart: he imagineth euill at all times, and raiseth vp contentions. Proverbs 6:15 Therefore shall his destruction come speedily: hee shall be destroyed suddenly without recouerie.

Seven things hateful to God.

Proverbs 6:16 These sixe things doeth the Lorde hate: yea, his soule abhorreth seuen: Proverbs 6:17 The hautie eyes, a lying tongue, and the hands that shed innocent blood, Proverbs 6:18 An heart that imagineth wicked enterprises, feete that be swift in running to mischiefe, Proverbs 6:19 A false witnesse that speaketh lyes, and him that rayseth vp contentions among brethren.

The blessings of obedience.

Proverbs 6:20 My sonne, keepe thy fathers commandement, and forsake not thy mothers instruction. Proverbs 6:21 Binde them alway vpon thine heart, and tye them about thy necke. Proverbs 6:22 It shall leade thee, when thou walkest: it shall watch for thee, when thou sleepest, and when thou wakest, it shall talke with thee. Proverbs 6:23 For the commandement is a lanterne, and instruction a light: and corrections for instruction are the way of life, Proverbs 6:24 To keepe thee from the wicked woman, & from ye flatterie of ye tongue of a strange woman.

The mischiefs of whoredom.

Proverbs 6:25 Desire not her beautie in thine heart, neither let her take thee with her eye lids. Proverbs 6:26 For because of the whorish woman a man is brought to a morsell of bread, and a woman wil hunt for the precious life of a man. Proverbs 6:27 Can a man take fire in his bosome, and his clothes not be burnt? Proverbs 6:28 Or can a man go vpon coales, and his feete not be burnt? Proverbs 6:29 So he that goeth in to his neighbours wife, shall not be innocent, whosoeuer toucheth her. Proverbs 6:30 Men do not despise a thiefe, when he stealeth, to satisfie his soule, because he is hungrie. Proverbs 6:31 But if he be founde, he shall restore seuen folde, or he shall giue all the substance of his house. Proverbs 6:32 But he that committeth adulterie with a woman, he is destitute of vnderstanding: he that doeth it, destroyeth his owne soule. Proverbs 6:33 He shall finde a wounde and dishonour, and his reproch shall neuer be put away. Proverbs 6:34 For ielousie is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. Proverbs 6:35 He cannot beare the sight of any raunsome: neither will he consent, though thou augment the giftes.

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