Proverbs Chapter 6 Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 6:1

My son! if thou hast been surety for thy friend, Hast stricken for a stranger thy hand,

Proverbs 6:2

Hast been snared with sayings of thy mouth, Hast been captured with sayings of thy mouth,

Proverbs 6:3

Do this now, my son, and be delivered, For thou hast come into the hand of thy friend. Go, trample on thyself, and strengthen thy friend,

Proverbs 6:4

Give not sleep to thine eyes, And slumber to thine eyelids,

Proverbs 6:5

Be delivered as a roe from the hand, And as a bird from the hand of a fowler.

Proverbs 6:6

Go unto the ant, O slothful one, See her ways and be wise;

Proverbs 6:7

Which hath not captain, overseer, and ruler,

Proverbs 6:8

She doth prepare in summer her bread, She hath gathered in harvest her food.

Proverbs 6:9

Till when, O slothful one, dost thou lie? When dost thou arise from thy sleep?

Proverbs 6:10

A little sleep, a little slumber, A little clasping of the hands to rest,

Proverbs 6:11

And thy poverty hath come as a traveller, And thy want as an armed man.

Proverbs 6:12

A man of worthlessness, a man of iniquity, Walking `with' perverseness of mouth,

Proverbs 6:13

Winking with his eyes, speaking with his feet, Directing with his fingers,

Proverbs 6:14

Frowardness `is' in his heart, devising evil at all times, Contentions he sendeth forth.

Proverbs 6:15

Therefore suddenly cometh his calamity, Instantly he is broken -- and no healing.

Proverbs 6:16

These six hath Jehovah hated, Yea, seven `are' abominations to His soul.

Proverbs 6:17

Eyes high -- tongues false -- And hands shedding innocent blood --

Proverbs 6:18

A heart devising thoughts of vanity -- Feet hasting to run to evil --

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness `who' doth breathe out lies -- And one sending forth contentions between brethren.

Proverbs 6:20

Keep, my son, the command of thy father, And leave not the law of thy mother.

Proverbs 6:21

Bind them on thy heart continually, Tie them on thy neck.

Proverbs 6:22

In thy going up and down, it leadeth thee, In thy lying down, it watcheth over thee, And thou hast awaked -- it talketh `with' thee.

Proverbs 6:23

For a lamp `is' the command, And the law a light, And a way of life `are' reproofs of instruction,

Proverbs 6:24

To preserve thee from an evil woman, From the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

Proverbs 6:25

Desire not her beauty in thy heart, And let her not take thee with her eyelids.

Proverbs 6:26

For a harlot consumeth unto a cake of bread, And an adulteress the precious soul hunteth.

Proverbs 6:27

Doth a man take fire into his bosom, And are his garments not burnt?

Proverbs 6:28

Doth a man walk on the hot coals, And are his feet not scorched?

Proverbs 6:29

So `is' he who hath gone in unto the wife of his neighbour, None who doth touch her is innocent.

Proverbs 6:30

They do not despise the thief, When he stealeth to fill his soul when he is hungry,

Proverbs 6:31

And being found he repayeth sevenfold, All the substance of his house he giveth.

Proverbs 6:32

He who committeth adultery `with' a woman lacketh heart, He is destroying his soul who doth it.

Proverbs 6:33

A stroke and shame he doth find, And his reproach is not wiped away,

Proverbs 6:34

For jealousy `is' the fury of a man, And he doth not spare in a day of vengeance.

Proverbs 6:35

He accepteth not the appearance of any atonement, Yea, he doth not consent, Though thou dost multiply bribes!