King James VersionProverbs6


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