|1||My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,||surety for thy friend|
|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, 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.|
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:||the ant|
|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:||a little sleep, a little slumber|
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.||froward|
|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.|
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:||seven are an abomination|
|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,|
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:||the law is light|
|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.||whoso commiteth adultery|
|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.|
He will not regard any ransom;
neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.
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