Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Proverbs 6

Against suretiship,

Proverbs 6:1 My son, if thou have become surety for thy neighbour,—have struck for a stranger thy hands, Proverbs 6:2 Thou hast been snared by the sayings of thy mouth,—thou hast been caught by the sayings of thy mouth. Proverbs 6:3 Do this then, my son, and deliver thyself, When thou hast come into the hand of thy neighbour, Go, haste thee, and urge thy neighbour; Proverbs 6:4 Do not give sleep to thine eyes, or slumber to thine eyelashes; Proverbs 6:5 Deliver thyself, as a gazelle out of the hand, and as a bird, out of the hand of the fowler.


Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard, observe her ways, and be wise; Proverbs 6:7 Which, having no harvest, scribe, or ruler, Proverbs 6:8 Prepareth, in the summer, her food, hath collected, in the harvest, her sustenance. Proverbs 6:9 How long, O sluggard, wilt thou lie? how long ere thou rise from thy sleep? Proverbs 6:10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest:— Proverbs 6:11 So shall come in, as a highwayman, thy poverty, and, thy want, as one armed with a shield.

and mischievousness.

Proverbs 6:12 An abandoned man, a man of iniquity, [is he] who—goeth on in perversity of mouth; Proverbs 6:13 Winketh with his eyes, speaketh with his foot, pointeth with his fingers; Proverbs 6:14 [Hath] perverse things in his heart, deviseth mischief on every occasion, strifes, he sendeth forth. Proverbs 6:15 For this cause, suddenly cometh his doom, in a moment, shall he be torn in pieces and there be no mending.

Seven things hateful to God.

Proverbs 6:16 These six things, doth Yahweh hate, yea, seven, are the abomination of his soul:— Proverbs 6:17 Eyes that are lofty, a tongue that is false, and hands shedding innocent blood; Proverbs 6:18 A heart contriving iniquitous devices, feet hasting to run into mischief; Proverbs 6:19 One that uttereth lies—a false witness, and one sending forth strifes between brethren.

The blessings of obedience.

Proverbs 6:20 Observe thou, my son, the commandment of thy father, and do not decline from the instruction of thy mother: Proverbs 6:21 Bind them upon thy heart continually, fasten them upon thy neck; Proverbs 6:22 When thou walkest abroad, it shall guide thee, when thou sleepest, it shall watch over thee, when thou wakest, it shall speak to thee: Proverbs 6:23 For, a lamp, is the commandment, and, the instruction, a light, and, the way of life, are the reproofs of correction: Proverbs 6:24 To keep thee from the wicked woman, from the flattery of the tongue of her that is a stranger.

The mischiefs of whoredom.

Proverbs 6:25 Do not covet her beauty, in thy heart, neither let her take thee, by her eyelashes; Proverbs 6:26 Because, for the sake of an impure woman, [a man may be brought] even to a cake of bread,—and, a man's wife, for a precious soul, may hunt! Proverbs 6:27 Can a man snatch up fire in his bosom, and, his clothes, not be burned? Proverbs 6:28 Or can a man walk upon hot coals, and, his feet, not be burned? Proverbs 6:29 So, he that goeth in unto his neighbour's wife, no man shall be guiltless who toucheth her! Proverbs 6:30 Men despise not a thief, when he stealeth, to satisfy his appetite, because he is famished; Proverbs 6:31 Yet, if found, he must pay back sevenfold, All the substance of his house, must he give: Proverbs 6:32 He that committeth adultery with a woman, lacketh sense, A destroyer of his own life, is he that doeth it; Proverbs 6:33 Smiting and shame, shall he find, and, his reproach, shall not be wiped out; Proverbs 6:34 For, jealousy, is the rage of a man, nor will he spare, in the day of avenging; Proverbs 6:35 He will not look, at any ransom, neither will he consent, though thou increase the bribe.

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