6 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:
8 hProvideth her meat in the summer,
And ogathereth her food in the harvest.
9 How long wilt thou sleep, O isluggard?
When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
A little folding of the hands to sleep:
And thy want as an armed man.
12 rrA naughty person, a wicked man,
Walketh with a sfroward mouth.
13 He twinketh with his eyes,
He speaketh with his feet,
He teacheth with his fingers;
14 uFrowardness is in his heart,
xHe deviseth mischief continually;
He †soweth discord.
16 These asix things doth the Lord hate:
19 A false witness gthat speaketh lies,
And he that hsoweth discord among brethren.
20 iMy son, keep thy father’s commandment,
And iforsake not the law of thy mother:
21 kBind them continually upon thine heart,
22 nWhen thou goest, it shall lead thee;
And when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
And ppreproofs of instruction are the way of life:
25 sLust not after her beauty in thine heart;
Neither let her take thee with ther eyelids.
And his clothes not be burned?
28 Can one dgo upon hot coals,
And his feet not be dburned?
Whosoever toucheth her shall not be ddinnocent.
He shall give all the substance of his house.
He that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
And his reproach shall not be wiped away.
34 For ijealousy is the rage of a man:
Therefore he will not spare kin the day of vengeance.
35 †He will not regard any ransom;
Neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.
About King James Version
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