Proverbs Chapter 6 Darby English Bible

Proverbs 6:1

My son, if thou hast become surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand for 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, since thou hast come into the hand of thy friend: go, humble thyself, and be urgent with thy friend.

Proverbs 6:4

Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids:

Proverbs 6:5

deliver thyself as a gazelle 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 chief, overseer, or ruler,

Proverbs 6:8

provideth her bread in the summer, [and] gathereth her food in the harvest.

Proverbs 6:9

How long, sluggard, wilt thou lie down? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

Proverbs 6:10

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest!

Proverbs 6:11

So shall thy poverty come as a roving plunderer, and thy penury as an armed man.

Proverbs 6:12

A man of Belial, a wicked person, is he that goeth about with a perverse mouth;

Proverbs 6:13

he winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;

Proverbs 6:14

deceits are in his heart; he deviseth mischief at all times, he soweth discords.

Proverbs 6:15

Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly: in a moment shall he be broken, and without remedy.

Proverbs 6:16

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

Proverbs 6:17

haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood;

Proverbs 6:18

a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations; feet that are swift in running to mischief;

Proverbs 6:19

a false witness that uttereth lies, and he that soweth discords among brethren.

Proverbs 6:20

My son, observe thy father's commandment, and forsake not the teaching of thy mother;

Proverbs 6:21

bind them continually upon thy heart, tie them about thy neck:

Proverbs 6:22

when thou walkest, 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 teaching a 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 thy 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 loaf of bread, and another's wife doth hunt for the precious soul.

Proverbs 6:27

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his garments not be burned?

Proverbs 6:28

Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be scorched?

Proverbs 6:29

So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife: whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

Proverbs 6:30

They do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry:

Proverbs 6:31

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

Proverbs 6:32

Whoso committeth adultery with a woman is void of understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

Proverbs 6:33

A wound and contempt shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.

Proverbs 6:34

For jealousy is the rage of a man, and 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 multipliest [thy] gifts.