The Wicked Man

Proverbs 6:12-19
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12 A worthless person, a wicked man,
Walks with a perverse mouth;
13 He winks with his eyes,
He shuffles his feet,
He points with his fingers;
14 Perversity is in his heart,
He devises evil continually,
He sows discord.
15 Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly;
Suddenly he shall be broken without remedy.

16 These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.

Six things the Lord hates

Proverbs 6:16-19
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16 These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.

Seven are an abomination to the Lord

Proverbs 6:16-19
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16 These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.

Beware of Adultery

Proverbs 6:20-35
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Beware of Adultery

20 My son, keep your father’s command,
And do not forsake the law of your mother.
21 Bind them continually upon your heart;
Tie them around your neck.
22 When you roam, they will lead you;
When you sleep, they will keep you;
And when you awake, they will speak with you.
23 For the commandment is a lamp,
And the law a light;
Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,
24 To keep you from the evil woman,
From the flattering tongue of a seductress.
25 Do not lust after her beauty in your heart,
Nor let her allure you with her eyelids.
26 For by means of a harlot
A man is reduced to a crust of bread;
And an adulteress will prey upon his precious life.
27 Can a man take fire to his bosom,
And his clothes not be burned?
28 Can one walk on hot coals,
And his feet not be seared?
29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife;
Whoever touches her shall not be innocent.

30 People do not despise a thief
If he steals to satisfy himself when he is starving.
31 Yet when he is found, he must restore sevenfold;
He may have to give up all the substance of his house.
32 Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding;
He who does so destroys his own soul.
33 Wounds and dishonor he will get,
And his reproach will not be wiped away.
34 For jealousy is a husband’s fury;
Therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
35 He will accept no recompense,
Nor will he be appeased though you give many gifts.

Try not to give surety

Proverbs 6:1-5
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1 My son, if you become surety for your friend,
If you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,
2 You are snared by the words of your mouth;
You are taken by the words of your mouth.
3 So do this, my son, and deliver yourself;
For you have come into the hand of your friend:
Go and humble yourself;
Plead with your friend.
4 Give no sleep to your eyes,
Nor slumber to your eyelids.
5 Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,
And like a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Proverbs 11:15
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15 He who is surety for a stranger will suffer,
But one who hates being surety is secure.

Proverbs 20:16
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16 Take the garment of one who is surety for a stranger,
And hold it as a pledge when it is for a seductress.

Proverbs 27:13
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13 Take the garment of him who is surety for a stranger,
And hold it in pledge when he is surety for a seductress.

Lazy man in Proverbs

Proverbs 6:6-11
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The Folly of Indolence

6 Go to the ant, you sluggard!
Consider her ways and be wise,
7 Which, having no captain,
Overseer or ruler,
8 Provides her supplies in the summer,
And gathers her food in the harvest.
9 How long will you slumber, O sluggard?
When will you rise from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to sleep—
11 So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler,
And your need like an armed man.

Proverbs 10:4-5
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4 He who has a slack hand becomes poor,
But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
5 He who gathers in summer is a wise son;
He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.

Proverbs 10:26
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26 As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,
So is the lazy man to those who send him.

Proverbs 12:11
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11 He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread,
But he who follows frivolity is devoid of understanding.

Proverbs 12:24
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24 The hand of the diligent will rule,
But the lazy man will be put to forced labor.

Proverbs 12:27
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27 The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting,
But diligence is man’s precious possession.

Proverbs 13:4
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4 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing;
But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.

Proverbs 14:23
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23 In all labor there is profit,
But idle chatter leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 15:19
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19 The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns,
But the way of the upright is a highway.

Proverbs 18:9
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9 He who is slothful in his work
Is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.

Proverbs 19:15
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15 Laziness casts one into a deep sleep,
And an idle person will suffer hunger.

Proverbs 19:24
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24 A lazy man buries his hand in the bowl,
And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Proverbs 20:4
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4 The lazy man will not plow because of winter;
He will beg during harvest and have nothing.

Proverbs 20:13
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13 Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty;
Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with bread.

Proverbs 21:5
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5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty,
But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.

Proverbs 21:25-26
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25 The desire of the lazy man kills him,
For his hands refuse to labor.
26 He covets greedily all day long,
But the righteous gives and does not spare.

Proverbs 22:13
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13 The lazy man says, “There is a lion outside!
I shall be slain in the streets!”

Proverbs 24:30-34
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30 I went by the field of the lazy man,
And by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding;
31 And there it was, all overgrown with thorns;
Its surface was covered with nettles;
Its stone wall was broken down.
32 When I saw it, I considered it well;
I looked on it and received instruction:
33 A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to rest;
34 So shall your poverty come like a prowler,
And your need like an armed man.

Proverbs 26:13-16
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13 The lazy man says, “There is a lion in the road!
A fierce lion is in the streets!”
14 As a door turns on its hinges,
So does the lazy man on his bed.
15 The lazy man buries his hand in the bowl;[a]
It wearies him to bring it back to his mouth.
16 The lazy man is wiser in his own eyes
Than seven men who can answer sensibly.

Proverbs 28:19
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19 He who tills his land will have plenty of bread,
But he who follows frivolity will have poverty enough!