My son, if thou abe surety for thy friend,
If thou hast astricken thy hand with a stranger,
Thou art btaken with the words of thy mouth.
When thou art come into the hand of thy friend;
4 dGive not sleep to thine eyes,
dNor slumber to thine eyelids.
5 Deliver thyself as a eroe from the hand of the hunter,
And fas a bird from the hand of the fowler.
Consider her ways, and kbe wise:
Ps. 68:30 (Heb.).
Or, so shalt thou prevail with thy friend. See Cant. 6:5.
Comp. Job 12:7.