Parental Counsel1My son, if you have become a surety for your neighbor,
▼ Lit clapped your palmsgiven a pledge for a stranger,
2 If you have been snared with the words of your mouth,
Have been caught with the words of your mouth,
3Do this then, my son, and deliver yourself;
Since you have come into the ▼
▼ Lit palmhand of your neighbor,
Go, humble yourself, and importune your neighbor.
4Give no d sleep to your eyes,
Nor slumber to your eyelids;
5Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hunter’s hand
And like a e bird from the hand of the fowler.
6Go to the f ant, O g sluggard,
Observe her ways and be wise,
7Which, having h no chief,
Officer or ruler,
8Prepares her food i in the summer
And gathers her provision in the harvest.
9How long will you lie down, O sluggard?
When will you arise from your sleep?
10 j “A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to ▼
▼ Lit lie downrest”—
11 l Your poverty will come in like a ▼
▼ Lit one who walksvagabond
And your need like ▼
▼ Lit a man with a shieldan armed man.
12A o worthless person, a wicked man,
Is the one who walks with a p perverse mouth,
13Who q winks with his eyes, who ▼
▼ Lit scrapessignals with his feet,
▼ Lit instructs withpoints with his fingers;
14Who with t perversity in his heart continually u devises evil,
▼ Lit sends out, w spreads strife.
15Therefore x his calamity will come suddenly;
y Instantly he will be broken and there will be z no healing.
16There are six things which the Lord hates,
Yes, seven which are an abomination ▼
▼ Lit of His soulto Him:
17 ab Haughty eyes, a ac lying tongue,
And hands that ad shed innocent blood,
18A heart that devises ae wicked plans,
af Feet that run rapidly to evil,
19A ag false witness who utters lies,
And one who ▼
▼ Lit sends out, ai spreads strife among brothers.
20 aj My son, observe the commandment of your father
And do not forsake the ▼
▼ Or lawteaching of your mother;
21 al Bind them continually on your heart;
Tie them around your neck.
22When you am walk about, ▼they will guide you;
When you sleep ▼they will watch over you;
And when you awake ▼they will talk to you.
23For aq the commandment is a lamp and the ▼
▼ Or lawteaching is light;
And reproofs for discipline are the way of life
24To as keep you from the evil woman,
From the smooth tongue of the ▼
▼ Lit foreign womanadulteress.
25 au Do not desire her beauty in your heart,
Nor let her capture you with her av eyelids.
26For aw on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread,
▼ Lit a man’s wifean adulteress ay hunts for the precious life.
27Can a man ▼
▼ Lit snatch uptake fire in his bosom
And his clothes not be burned?
28Or can a man walk on hot coals
And his feet not be scorched?
29So is the one who ba goes in to his neighbor’s wife;
Whoever touches her bb will not ▼
▼ Lit be innocentgo unpunished.
▼ Lit They do not; or Do not men...?Men do not despise a thief if he steals
To be satisfy ▼
▼ Lit his soulhimself when he is hungry;
31But when he is found, he must bg repay sevenfold;
He must give all the ▼
▼ Or wealthsubstance of his house.
32The one who commits adultery with a woman is bi lacking ▼
▼ Lit heartsense;
He who would bk destroy ▼
▼ Lit his soulhimself does it.
33Wounds and disgrace he will find,
And his reproach will not be blotted out.
34For bm jealousy ▼
▼ Lit is the rage ofenrages a man,
And he will not spare in the bo day of vengeance.
35He will not ▼
▼ Lit lift up the face of anyaccept any ransom,
Nor will he be ▼
▼ Lit willingsatisfied though you give many ▼
▼ Or bribesgifts.
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