1: My son, if thou art surety for thy friend, [if] thou hast stricken thy hand with 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, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend. 4: Give not sleep to thy eyes, nor slumber to thy 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 guide, overseer, or ruler, 8: Provideth her provisions 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 one that traveleth, and thy want as an armed man. 12: A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. 13: He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; 14: Frowardness [is] in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord. 15: Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy. 16: These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yes, seven [are] an abomination to him: 17: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood. 18: A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to mischief, 19: A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. 20: My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 21: Bind them continually upon thy heart, [and] tie them about thy neck. 22: When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep 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 tongue of a strange woman. 25: Lust not after her beauty in thy heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. 26: For by means of a lewd woman [a man is brought] to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. 27: Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? 28: Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? 29: So he that goeth in to his neighbor's wife; whoever toucheth her shall not be innocent. 30: [Men] do not despise a thief, if he stealeth to satisfy his soul when he is hungry; 31: But [if] he is found, he shall restore seven-fold; he shall give all the substance of his house. 32: [But] whoever committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he [that] doeth it destroyeth his own soul. 33: A wound and dishonor shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away. 34: For jealousy [is] the rage of a man: therefore 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.