Proverbs Chapter 6 Bible in Basic English

Proverbs 6:1

My son, if you have made yourself responsible for your neighbour, or given your word for another,

Proverbs 6:2

You are taken as in a net by the words of your mouth, the sayings of your lips have overcome you.

Proverbs 6:3

Do this, my son, and make yourself free, because you have come into the power of your neighbour; go without waiting, and make a strong request to your neighbour.

Proverbs 6:4

Give no sleep to your eyes, or rest to them;

Proverbs 6:5

Make yourself free, like the roe from the hand of the archer, and the bird from him who puts a net for her.

Proverbs 6:6

Go to the ant, you hater of work; give thought to her ways and be wise:

Proverbs 6:7

Having no chief, overseer, or ruler,

Proverbs 6:8

She gets her meat in the summer, storing up food at the time of the grain-cutting.

Proverbs 6:9

How long will you be sleeping, O hater of work? when will you get up from your sleep?

Proverbs 6:10

A little sleep, a little rest, a little folding of the hands in sleep:

Proverbs 6:11

Then loss will come on you like an outlaw, and your need like an armed man

Proverbs 6:12

A good-for-nothing man is an evil-doer; he goes on his way causing trouble with false words;

Proverbs 6:13

Making signs with his eyes, rubbing with his feet, and giving news with his fingers;

Proverbs 6:14

His mind is ever designing evil: he lets loose violent acts.

Proverbs 6:15

For this cause his downfall will be sudden; quickly he will be broken, and there will be no help for him.

Proverbs 6:16

Six things are hated by the Lord; seven things are disgusting to him:

Proverbs 6:17

Eyes of pride, a false tongue, hands which take life without cause;

Proverbs 6:18

A heart full of evil designs, feet which are quick in running after sin;

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness, breathing out untrue words, and one who lets loose violent acts among brothers.

Proverbs 6:20

My son, keep the rule of your father, and have in memory the teaching of your mother:

Proverbs 6:21

Keep them ever folded in your heart, and have them hanging round your neck.

Proverbs 6:22

In your walking, it will be your guide; when you are sleeping, it will keep watch over you; when you are awake, it will have talk with you.

Proverbs 6:23

For the rule is a light, and the teaching a shining light; and the guiding words of training are the way of life.

Proverbs 6:24

They will keep you from the evil woman, from the smooth tongue of the strange woman.

Proverbs 6:25

Let not your heart's desire go after her fair body; let not her eyes take you prisoner.

Proverbs 6:26

For a loose woman is looking for a cake of bread, but another man's wife goes after one's very life.

Proverbs 6:27

May a man take fire to his breast without burning his clothing?

Proverbs 6:28

Or may one go on lighted coals, and his feet not be burned?

Proverbs 6:29

So it is with him who goes in to his neighbour's wife; he who has anything to do with her will not go free from punishment.

Proverbs 6:30

Men do not have a low opinion of a thief who takes food when he is in need of it:

Proverbs 6:31

But if he is taken in the act he will have to give back seven times as much, giving up all his property which is in his house.

Proverbs 6:32

He who takes another man's wife is without all sense: he who does it is the cause of destruction to his soul.

Proverbs 6:33

Wounds will be his and loss of honour, and his shame may not be washed away.

Proverbs 6:34

For bitter is the wrath of an angry husband; in the day of punishment he will have no mercy.

Proverbs 6:35

He will not take any payment; and he will not make peace with you though your money offerings are increased.