6:1 My son, if thou art surety for thy friend, [if] thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger, 6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth. 6:3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend. 6:4 Give not sleep to thy eyes, nor slumber to thy eyelids. 6:5 Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand [of the hunter], and as a bird from the hand of the fowler. 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: 6:7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, 6:8 Provideth her provisions in the summer, [and] gathereth her food in the harvest. 6:9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? 6:10 [Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: 6:11 So shall thy poverty come as one that traveleth, and thy want as an armed man. 6:12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. 6:13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; 6:14 Frowardness [is] in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord. 6:15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy. 6:16 These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yes, seven [are] an abomination to him: 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood. 6:18 A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to mischief, 6:19 A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. 6:20 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 6:21 Bind them continually upon thy heart, [and] tie them about thy neck. 6:22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and [when] thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. 6:23 For the commandment [is] a lamp; and the law [is] light; and reproofs of instruction [are] the way of life: 6:24 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. 6:25 Lust not after her beauty in thy heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. 6:26 For by means of a lewd woman [a man is brought] to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. 6:27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? 6:28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? 6:29 So he that goeth in to his neighbor's wife; whoever toucheth her shall not be innocent. 6:30 [Men] do not despise a thief, if he stealeth to satisfy his soul when he is hungry; 6:31 But [if] he is found, he shall restore seven-fold; he shall give all the substance of his house. 6:32 [But] whoever committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he [that] doeth it destroyeth his own soul. 6:33 A wound and dishonor shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away. 6:34 For jealousy [is] the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. 6:35 He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.