Provérbios 6

1 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, ¶ if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,

2 you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth.

3 So do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor's hands: ¶ Go —to the point of exhaustion — [^1] and give your neighbor no rest!

4 Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids.

5 Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.

6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; ¶ consider its ways and be wise!

7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,

8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.

9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? ¶ When will you get up from your sleep?

10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest —

11 and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.

12 A troublemaker and a villain, ¶ who goes about with a corrupt mouth,

13 who winks maliciously with his eye, ¶ signals with his feet ¶ and motions with his fingers,

14 who plots evil with deceit in his heart — ¶ he always stirs up conflict.

15 Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed —without remedy.

16 There are six things the LORD hates, ¶ seven that are detestable to him:

17 haughty eyes, ¶ a lying tongue, ¶ hands that shed innocent blood,

18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, ¶ feet that are quick to rush into evil,

19 a false witness who pours out lies ¶ and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

20 My son, keep your father's command ¶ and do not forsake your mother's teaching.

21 Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.

22 When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; ¶ when you awake, they will speak to you.

23 For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, ¶ and correction and instruction ¶ are the way to life,

24 keeping you from your neighbor's wife, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.

25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty ¶ or let her captivate you with her eyes.

26 For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread, ¶ but another man's wife preys on your very life.

27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?

28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?

29 So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.

30 People do not despise a thief if he steals ¶ to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.

31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house.

32 But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself.

33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away.

34 For jealousy arouses a husband's fury, ¶ and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.

35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse a bribe, however great it is.