Proverbs 6:1 My son, if thou art 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 words of thy mouth. Proverbs 6:3 Do 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. Proverbs 6:4 Give not sleep to thy eyes, nor slumber to thy eyelids. Proverbs 6:5 Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand [of the hunter], and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Proverbs 6:7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Proverbs 6:8 Provideth her provisions in the summer, [and] gathereth her food in the harvest. Proverbs 6:9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? Proverbs 6:10 [Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: Proverbs 6:11 So shall thy poverty come as one that traveleth, and thy want as an armed man.
Proverbs 6:12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. Proverbs 6:13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; Proverbs 6:14 Frowardness [is] in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord. Proverbs 6:15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
Seven things hateful to God.
Proverbs 6:16 These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yes, seven [are] an abomination to him: Proverbs 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood. Proverbs 6:18 A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to mischief, Proverbs 6:19 A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren.
The blessings of obedience.
Proverbs 6:20 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Proverbs 6:21 Bind them continually upon thy heart, [and] tie them about thy neck. Proverbs 6:22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and [when] thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life: Proverbs 6:24 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
The mischiefs of whoredom.
Proverbs 6:25 Lust not after her beauty in thy heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. Proverbs 6:26 For by means of a lewd woman [a man is brought] to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. Proverbs 6:27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Proverbs 6:28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? Proverbs 6:29 So he that goeth in to his neighbor's wife; whoever toucheth her shall not be innocent. Proverbs 6:30 [Men] do not despise a thief, if he stealeth to satisfy his soul when he is hungry; Proverbs 6:31 But [if] he is found, he shall restore seven-fold; he shall give all the substance of his house. Proverbs 6:32 [But] whoever committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he [that] doeth it destroyeth his own soul. Proverbs 6:33 A wound and dishonor shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away. Proverbs 6:34 For jealousy [is] the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. Proverbs 6:35 He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.