Bible: Proverbs 6
Admonitions and Warnings against Dangerous and Destructive Acts 1
and have been caught by the words you have spoken,
6:3 then, my child, do this in order to deliver yourself, 10
because you have fallen into your neighbor’s power: 11
go, humble yourself, 12
and appeal firmly 13 to your neighbor.
6:4 Permit no sleep to your eyes 14
or slumber to your eyelids.
6:5 Deliver yourself like a gazelle from a snare, 15
and like a bird from the trap 16 of the fowler.
6:6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; 17
observe its ways and be wise!
6:7 It has no commander,
overseer, or 18 ruler,
6:8 yet it prepares its food in the summer;
it gathers at the harvest what it will eat. 19
6:9 How long, you sluggard, will you lie there?
When will you rise from your sleep? 20
6:10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to relax, 21
6:11 and your poverty will come like a robber, 22
and your need like an armed man. 23
6:12 A worthless and wicked person 24
6:13 he winks with his eyes,
signals with his feet,
and points with his fingers; 27
6:14 he plots evil with perverse thoughts 28 in his heart,
he spreads contention 29 at all times.
6:15 Therefore, his disaster will come suddenly;
in an instant 30 he will be broken, and there will be no remedy.
6:16 There are six things that the
and hands that shed innocent blood, 36
6:18 a heart that devises wicked plans, 37
feet that are swift to run 38 to evil,
6:19 a false witness who pours out lies, 39
6:20 My child, guard the commands of your father
and do not forsake the instruction of your mother.
6:21 Bind them 42 on your heart continually;
fasten them around your neck.
when you lie down, they will watch over you;
instruction is like a light,
6:25 Do not lust 56 in your heart for her beauty,
and do not let her captivate you with her alluring eyes; 57
6:26 for on account 58 of a prostitute one is brought down to a loaf of bread,
without 64 burning his clothes?
6:28 Can 65 a man walk on hot coals
without scorching his feet?
6:30 People 72 do not despise a thief when he steals
to fulfill his need 73 when he is hungry.
he might even have to give 77 all the wealth of his house.
6:32 A man who commits adultery with a woman lacks wisdom, 78
whoever does it destroys his own life. 79
6:33 He will be beaten and despised, 80
and his reproach will not be wiped away; 81
and he will not show mercy 84 when he takes revenge.
he will not be willing, even if you multiply the compensation. 87