6 My son, if you have put up security for your neighborB
trapped by the words from your mouth.
for you have put yourself in your neighbor’s power:
Go, humble yourself, and plead with your neighbor.
or slumber to your eyelids.k
5 Escape like a gazelle from a hunter,D
Observe its ways and become wise.
it gathers its food during harvest.o
When will you get up from your sleep?
a little folding of the arms to rest,
your need, like a bandit.p
12 A worthless person,q a wicked man
goes around speaking dishonestly,r
13 winkings his eyes, signaling with his feet,
and gesturing with his fingers.
14 He always plots evilt with perversity in his heart;
he stirs up trouble.u
he will be shattered instantly, beyond recovery.v
16 The Lord hates six things;
in fact, seven are detestable to him:
hands that shed innocent blood,y
18 a heart that plots wicked schemes,z
feet eager to run to evil,aa
19 a lying witness who gives false testimony,ab
and one who stirs up trouble among brothers.ac
20 My son, keep your father’s command,
and don’t reject your mother’s teaching.ad
tie them around your neck.ae
when you lie down, they will watch over you;
when you wake up, they will talk to you.
23 For a command is a lamp, teaching is a light,af
and corrective discipline is the way to life.ag
24 They will protect you from an evil woman,E
25 Don’t lust in your heart for her beautya
or let her captivate you with her eyelashes.b
26 For a prostitute’s fee is only a loaf of bread,A
and his clothes not be burned?
without scorching his feet?
another man’s wife;
no one who touches her will go unpunished.d
to satisfy himself when he is hungry.e
31 Still, if caught, he must pay seven times as much;f
he must give up all the wealth in his house.
32 The one who commits adulteryC lacks sense;
whoever does so destroys himself.g
33 He will get a beatingD and dishonor,
and his disgrace will never be removed.
34 For jealousy enrages a husband,h
and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
or be persuaded by lavish bribes.
Lit or slapped hands for
LXX reads from a married woman
Or On account of a prostitute, one is left with only a loaf of bread
Lit but a wife of a man
Lit commits adultery with a woman