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Proverbs 6
New Living Translation

Lessons for Daily Life

6My child, if you have put up security for a friend’s debt or agreed to guarantee the debt of a stranger -H1121H6148H7453H8628H3709H2114 2if you have trapped yourself by your agreement and are caught by what you said -H3369H561H6310H3920H561H6310 3follow my advice and save yourself, for you have placed yourself at your friend’s mercy. Now swallow your pride; go and beg to have your name erased.H6213H645H1121H5337H935H3709H7453H3212H7511H7292H7453 4Don’t put it off; do it now! Don’t rest until you do.H5414H8142H5869H8572H6079 5Save yourself like a gazelle escaping from a hunter, like a bird fleeing from a net.H5337H6643H3027H6833H3027H3353 6Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise!H3212H5244H6102H7200H1870H2449 7Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work,H7101H7860H4910 8they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter.H3559H3899H7019H103H3978H7105 9But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up?H7901H6102H6965H8142 10A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest -H4592H8142H4592H8572H4592H2264H3027H7901 11then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.H7389H935H1980H4270H4043H376 12What are worthless and wicked people like? They are constant liars,H1100H120H205H376H1980H6143H6310 13signaling their deceit with a wink of the eye, a nudge of the foot, or the wiggle of fingers.H7169H5869H4448H7272H3384H676 14Their perverted hearts plot evil, and they constantly stir up trouble.H8419H3820H2790H7451H6256H7971H4066H4090 15But they will be destroyed suddenly, broken in an instant beyond all hope of healing.H343H935H6597H6621H7665H4832 16There are six things the Lord hates - no, seven things he detests.H8337H3068H8130H7651H8441H5315 17haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent,H7311H5869H8267H3956H3027H8210H5355H1818 18a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong,H3820H2790H205H4284H7272H4116H7323H7451 19a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family.H8267H5707H6315H3577H7971H4090H251 20My son, obey your father’s commands, and don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.H1121H5341H1H4687H5203H8451H517 21Keep their words always in your heart. Tie them around your neck.H7194H8548H3820H6029H1621 22When you walk, their counsel will lead you. When you sleep, they will protect you. When you wake up, they will advise you.H1980H5148H7901H8104H6974H7878 23For their command is a lamp and their instruction a light; their corrective discipline is the way to life.H4687H5216H8451H216H8433H4148H1870H2416 24It will keep you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of a promiscuous woman.H8104H7451H802H2513H3956H5237 25Don’t lust for her beauty. Don’t let her coy glances seduce you.H2530H3308H3824H3947H6079 26For a prostitute will bring you to poverty, but sleeping with another man’s wife will cost you your life.H1157H2181H802H3603H3899H802H376H6679H3368H5315 27Can a man scoop a flame into his lap and not have his clothes catch on fire?H376H2846H784H2436H899H8313 28Can he walk on hot coals and not blister his feet?H376H1980H1513H7272H3554 29So it is with the man who sleeps with another man’s wife. He who embraces her will not go unpunished.H935H7453H802H5060H5352 30Excuses might be found for a thief who steals because he is starving.H936H1590H1589H4390H5315H7456 31But if he is caught, he must pay back seven times what he stole, even if he has to sell everything in his house.H4672H7999H7659H5414H1952H1004 32But the man who commits adultery is an utter fool, for he destroys himself.H5003H802H2638H3820H6213H7843H5315 33He will be wounded and disgraced. His shame will never be erased.H5061H7036H4672H2781H4229 34For the woman’s jealous husband will be furious, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.H7068H2534H1397H2550H3117H5359 35He will accept no compensation, nor be satisfied with a payoff of any size.H5375H6440H3724H14H7235H7810


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