Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 6

Against suretiship,

Proverbs 6:1 My son! if thou hast been surety for thy friend, Hast stricken for a stranger thy hand, Proverbs 6:2 Hast been snared with sayings of thy mouth, Hast been captured with sayings of thy mouth, Proverbs 6:3 Do this now, my son, and be delivered, For thou hast come into the hand of thy friend. Go, trample on thyself, and strengthen thy friend, Proverbs 6:4 Give not sleep to thine eyes, And slumber to thine eyelids, Proverbs 6:5 Be delivered as a roe from the hand, And as a bird from the hand of a fowler.


Proverbs 6:6 Go unto the ant, O slothful one, See her ways and be wise; Proverbs 6:7 Which hath not captain, overseer, and ruler, Proverbs 6:8 She doth prepare in summer her bread, She hath gathered in harvest her food. Proverbs 6:9 Till when, O slothful one, dost thou lie? When dost thou arise from thy sleep? Proverbs 6:10 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little clasping of the hands to rest, Proverbs 6:11 And thy poverty hath come as a traveller, And thy want as an armed man.

and mischievousness.

Proverbs 6:12 A man of worthlessness, a man of iniquity, Walking [with] perverseness of mouth, Proverbs 6:13 Winking with his eyes, speaking with his feet, Directing with his fingers, Proverbs 6:14 Frowardness [is] in his heart, devising evil at all times, Contentions he sendeth forth. Proverbs 6:15 Therefore suddenly cometh his calamity, Instantly he is broken—and no healing.

Seven things hateful to God.

Proverbs 6:16 These six hath Jehovah hated, Yea, seven [are] abominations to His soul. Proverbs 6:17 Eyes high—tongues false—And hands shedding innocent blood— Proverbs 6:18 A heart devising thoughts of vanity—Feet hasting to run to evil— Proverbs 6:19 A false witness [who] doth breathe out lies—And one sending forth contentions between brethren.

The blessings of obedience.

Proverbs 6:20 Keep, my son, the command of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother. Proverbs 6:21 Bind them on thy heart continually, Tie them on thy neck. Proverbs 6:22 In thy going up and down, it leadeth thee, In thy lying down, it watcheth over thee, And thou hast awaked—it talketh [with] thee. Proverbs 6:23 For a lamp [is] the command, And the law a light, And a way of life [are] reproofs of instruction, Proverbs 6:24 To preserve thee from an evil woman, From the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

The mischiefs of whoredom.

Proverbs 6:25 Desire not her beauty in thy heart, And let her not take thee with her eyelids. Proverbs 6:26 For a harlot consumeth unto a cake of bread, And an adulteress the precious soul hunteth. Proverbs 6:27 Doth a man take fire into his bosom, And are his garments not burnt? Proverbs 6:28 Doth a man walk on the hot coals, And are his feet not scorched? Proverbs 6:29 So [is] he who hath gone in unto the wife of his neighbour, None who doth touch her is innocent. Proverbs 6:30 They do not despise the thief, When he stealeth to fill his soul when he is hungry, Proverbs 6:31 And being found he repayeth sevenfold, All the substance of his house he giveth. Proverbs 6:32 He who committeth adultery [with] a woman lacketh heart, He is destroying his soul who doth it. Proverbs 6:33 A stroke and shame he doth find, And his reproach is not wiped away, Proverbs 6:34 For jealousy [is] the fury of a man, And he doth not spare in a day of vengeance. Proverbs 6:35 He accepteth not the appearance of any atonement, Yea, he doth not consent, Though thou dost multiply bribes!

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