1: My son, if you have become collateral for your neighbor, If you have struck your hands in pledge for a stranger; 2: You are trapped by the words of your mouth. You are ensnared with the words of your mouth. 3: Do this now, my son, and deliver yourself, Seeing you have come into the hand of your neighbor. Go, humble yourself. Press your plea with your neighbor. 4: Give no sleep to your eyes, Nor 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 her ways, and be wise; 7: Which having no chief, Overseer, or ruler, 8: Provides her bread in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest. 9: How long will you sleep, sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep? 10: A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep: 11: So your poverty will come as a robber, And your scarcity as an armed man. 12: A worthless person, a man of iniquity, Is he who walks with a perverse mouth; 13: Who winks with his eyes, who signals with his feet, Who motions with his fingers; 14: In whose heart is perverseness, Who devises evil continually, Who always sows discord. 15: Therefore his calamity will come suddenly. He will be broken suddenly, and that without remedy. 16: There are six things which Yahweh hates; Yes, seven which are an abomination to him: 17: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood; 18: A heart that devises wicked schemes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief, 19: A false witness who utters lies, And he who sows discord among brothers. 20: My son, keep your father's commandment, And don't forsake your mother's teaching. 21: Bind them continually on your heart. Tie them around your neck. 22: When you walk, it will lead you. When you sleep, it will watch over you. When you awake, it will talk with you. 23: For the commandment is a lamp, And the law is light. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life, 24: To keep you from the immoral woman, From the flattery of the wayward wife's tongue. 25: Don't lust after her beauty in your heart, Neither let her captivate you with her eyelids. 26: For a prostitute reduces you to a piece of bread. The adulteress hunts for your precious life. 27: Can a man scoop fire into his lap, And his clothes not be burned? 28: Or can one walk on hot coals, And his feet not be scorched? 29: So is he who goes in to his neighbor's wife. Whoever touches her will not be unpunished. 30: Men don't despise a thief, If he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry: 31: But if he be found, he shall restore seven times. He shall give all the wealth of his house. 32: He who commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding. He who does it destroys his own soul. 33: He will get wounds and dishonor. His reproach will not be wiped away. 34: For jealousy arouses the fury of the husband. He won't spare in the day of vengeance. 35: He won't regard any ransom, Neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.