Proverbs 6 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Proverbs 6


Proverbs 6:1

My son, if thou art become surety for thy neighbor, If thou hast stricken thy hands 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, Seeing thou art come into the hand of thy neighbor: Go, humble thyself, and importune thy neighbor;

Proverbs 6:4

Give not sleep to thine eyes, Nor slumber to thine eyelids;

Proverbs 6:5

Deliver thyself as a roe 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 wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

Proverbs 6:10

[Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep:

Proverbs 6:11

So shall thy poverty come as a robber, And thy want as an armed man.

Proverbs 6:12

A worthless person, a man of iniquity, Is he that walketh with a perverse mouth;

Proverbs 6:13

That winketh with his eyes, that speaketh with his feet, That maketh signs with his fingers;

Proverbs 6:14

In whose heart is perverseness, Who deviseth evil continually, Who soweth discord.

Proverbs 6:15

Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; On a sudden shall he be broken, and that without remedy.

Proverbs 6:16

There are six things which Jehovah hateth; Yea, seven which 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 purposes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief,

Proverbs 6:19

A false witness that uttereth lies, And he that soweth discord among brethren.

Proverbs 6:20

My son, keep the commandment of thy father, And forsake not the law 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 watch over thee; And when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

Proverbs 6:23

For the commandment is a lamp; And the law is 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 foreigner’s tongue.

Proverbs 6:25

Lust not after her beauty in thy heart; Neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

Proverbs 6:26

For on account of a harlot [a man is brought] to a piece of bread; And the adulteress hunteth for the precious life.

Proverbs 6:27

Can a man take fire in his bosom, And his clothes not be burned?

Proverbs 6:28

Or can one walk upon hot coals, And his feet not be scorched?

Proverbs 6:29

So he that goeth in to his neighbor’s wife; Whosoever toucheth her shall not be unpunished.

Proverbs 6:30

Men do not despise a thief, if he steal To satisfy himself when he is hungry:

Proverbs 6:31

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

Proverbs 6:32

He that committeth adultery with a woman is void of understanding: He doeth it who would destroy his own soul.

Proverbs 6:33

Wounds and dishonor 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 givest many gifts.

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