1: My son, if thou art become surety for thy neighbor, If thou hast stricken thy hands for a stranger; 2: Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, Thou art taken with the words of thy mouth. 3: Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, Seeing thou art come into the hand of thy neighbor: Go, humble thyself, and importune thy neighbor; 4: Give not sleep to thine eyes, Nor slumber to thine eyelids; 5: Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand [of the hunter], And as a bird from the hand of the fowler. 6: Go to the ant, thou sluggard; Consider her ways, and be wise: 7: Which having no chief, Overseer, or ruler, 8: Provideth her bread in the summer, And gathereth her food in the harvest. 9: How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? 10: [Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep: 11: So shall thy poverty come as a robber, And thy want as an armed man. 12: A worthless person, a man of iniquity, Is he that walketh with a perverse mouth; 13: That winketh with his eyes, that speaketh with his feet, That maketh signs with his fingers; 14: In whose heart is perverseness, Who deviseth evil continually, Who soweth discord. 15: Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; On a sudden shall he be broken, and that without remedy. 16: There are six things which Jehovah hateth; Yea, seven which are an abomination unto him: 17: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood; 18: A heart that deviseth wicked purposes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief, 19: A false witness that uttereth lies, And he that soweth discord among brethren. 20: My son, keep the commandment of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother: 21: Bind them continually upon thy heart; Tie them about thy neck. 22: When thou walkest, it shall lead thee; When thou sleepest, it shall watch over thee; And when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. 23: For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; And reproofs of instruction are the way of life: 24: To keep thee from the evil woman, From the flattery of the foreigner's tongue. 25: Lust not after her beauty in thy heart; Neither let her take thee with her eyelids. 26: For on account of a harlot [a man is brought] to a piece of bread; And the adulteress hunteth for the precious life. 27: Can a man take fire in his bosom, And his clothes not be burned? 28: Or can one walk upon hot coals, And his feet not be scorched? 29: So he that goeth in to his neighbor's wife; Whosoever toucheth her shall not be unpunished. 30: Men do not despise a thief, if he steal To satisfy himself when he is hungry: 31: But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; He shall give all the substance of his house. 32: He that committeth adultery with a woman is void of understanding: He doeth it who would destroy his own soul. 33: Wounds and dishonor shall he get; And his reproach shall not be wiped away. 34: For jealousy is the rage of a man; And he will not spare in the day of vengeance. 35: He will not regard any ransom; Neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.