Proverbs
Chapter 6





Proverbs 6:1

My son, if thou be 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 thine eyes, nor slumber to thine 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 meat 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 travelleth, 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.

Proverbs 6:16

These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yea, seven [are] an abomination unto him:

Proverbs 6:17

A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 6:18

An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

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 thine 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.

Proverbs 6:25

Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

Proverbs 6:26

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.

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 neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

Proverbs 6:30

[Men] do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;

Proverbs 6:31

But [if] he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

Proverbs 6:32

[But] whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he [that] doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

Proverbs 6:33

A wound and dishonour 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.