1 My son, if you have become asurety for your neighbor,
Have 1given a pledge for a stranger,
Have been caught with the words of your mouth,
Since you have come into the 1hand of your neighbor,
Go, humble yourself, and importune your neighbor.
4 Give no asleep to your eyes,
Nor slumber to your eyelids;
And like a abird from the hand of the fowler.
Observe her ways and be wise,
7 Which, having ano chief,
Officer or ruler,
8 Prepares her food ain the summer
And gathers her provision in the harvest.
When will you arise from your sleep?
10 “aA little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to 1rest”—
And your need like 2an armed man.
12 A aworthless person, a wicked man,
Is the one who walks with a bperverse mouth,
Who 2points with his fingers;
15 Therefore ahis calamity will come suddenly;
Yes, seven which are an abomination 1to Him:
And hands that cshed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises awicked plans,
bFeet that run rapidly to evil,
19 A afalse witness who utters lies,
20 aMy son, observe the commandment of your father
And do not forsake the 1teaching of your mother;
21 aBind them continually on your heart;
Tie them around your neck.
When you sleep, 1they will watch over you;
And when you awake, 1they will talk to you.
And reproofs for discipline are the way of life
24 To akeep you from the evil woman,
From the smooth tongue of the 1adulteress.
25 aDo not desire her beauty in your heart,
Nor let her capture you with her beyelids.
26 For aon account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread,
27 Can a man 1take fire in his bosom
And his clothes not be burned?
And his feet not be scorched?
29 So is the one who agoes in to his neighbor’s wife;
30 1Men do not despise a thief if he steals
31 But when he is found, he must arepay sevenfold;
He must give all the 1substance of his house.
And his reproach will not be blotted out.
And he will not spare in the bday of vengeance.
35 He will not 1accept any ransom,
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