Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Proverbs '6:5'

Again, my rules, I decided to post the entire chapter.

*A Careless Tongue*
1. My son, if you assume the debt of your friend,
You will deliver your hand to an enemy.

2. For a man's own lips become a strong snare to him,
And he is conquered by the utterances of his own mouth.

3. My son, do what I command you, and you will save yourself;
For you came into the hands of evil things through your friend;

4. Do not be faint,
But provoke even your friend, for whom you assumed a debt;

5. Do not give sleep to your eyes
Nor slumber to your eyelids

6. That you may be saved, as a gazelle from the snares,
And as a bird from a trap.

*Laziness: A Dead-End Road*
7. Compare yourself with the ant, O sluggard,
And be zealous when you see his ways,
And become wiser than he.

8. For although he has no tilled land,
Neither anyone to compel him,
Nor any master to rule hum,

9. Yet he prepares all his food in the summer
And makes his provisions abundant in the winter.

10. Or go to the honeybee,
And learn how she is a worker
And how solemnly she does her work,

11. Whose labor kings and common people use for health;
And she is desirable to all and glorious;

12. And although she is weak in bodily strength,
She leads the way in honoring wisdom.

13. How long, O sluggard, will you be idle,
And when will you arise from sleep?

14. You sleep a little; you sit down a little; you doze a short while;
And you fold your hands on your chest a little;

15. Then poverty comes to you as an evil traveler
And neediness as a swift runner.

16. But if you are diligent, your harvest shall come to you as a fountain,
And neediness as an evil runner shall desert you.

*A Lawless Spirit*
17. A man who is without discernment and is lawless does not walk in good ways.
But he winks with an eye; he makes a sign with his foot,
And teaches with the wave of his hand.

18. And with a perverse heart, he constantly schemes evil things;
Such a man causes trouble in a city.

19. Therefore his destruction comes suddenly,
A deep and incurable wound.

20. For he rejoices in everything the Lord hates,
And he shall be broken because of his soul's uncleanness:

21. A haughty eye, an unrighteous tongue,
Hands that shed righteous blood,

22. A heart that devises evil thoughts,
And feet that hasten to do evil;

23. As a false witness he kindles injustice
And causes quarrels between brethren.

24. My son, guard the laws of your father,
And do not depart from the rules of your mother.

25. But fasten them to your soul continually
And wear them as a collar upon your neck.

*Playing with Fire*
26. When you walk about, bring along this commandment
And let it be with you.

27. And as you sleep, let it guard you,
That when you arise, it may speak to you.

28. For a commandment of law is a lamp and a light,
And the way of life is reproof and instruction,

29. That you may keep yourself from a married woman
And from the slanderous tongue of a strange woman.

30. Do not let the desire of beauty conquer you;
Neither be caught by her eyes,
Nor captivated by her eyelids;

31. For the value of a prostitute is only one loaf,
And such a woman hunts for the precious souls of men.

32. Shall anyone bind fire to his bosom
And his garments not burn?

33. Or will anyone walk about on coals of fire
And not burn his feet?

34. Likewise is the one who goes in to a married woman;
He shall not be guiltless, nor any who touch her.

35. It is not surprising if anyone who steals is caught,
For he steals that he may fill his hungry soul;

36. But if he is caught, he will repay sevenfold,
And by giving all his goods, he shall deliver himself.

37. But the adulterer through his lack of discernment
Obtains the destruction of his soul;

38. He bears both pain and dishonour,
And his disgrace will not be wiped away forever.

39. For the anger of her husband is full of jealousy;
He will not spare in the day of judgment;

40. He will not take any ransom in exchange for his hatred,
Nor will he be reconciled by many gifts.


  1. Your actual verse is cute! Sleeping. :)

    Mine is WISDOM IS fitting for me, right? ;)

    Proverbs 4
    Wisdom Is Supreme
    1 Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction;
    pay attention and gain understanding.

    2 I give you sound learning,
    so do not forsake my teaching.

    3 When I was a boy in my father's house,
    still tender, and an only child of my mother,

    4 he taught me and said,
    "Lay hold of my words with all your heart;
    keep my commands and you will live.

    5 Get wisdom, get understanding;
    do not forget my words or swerve from them.

    6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
    love her, and she will watch over you.

    7 Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom.
    Though it cost all you have, [a] get understanding.

    8 Esteem her, and she will exalt you;
    embrace her, and she will honor you.

    9 She will set a garland of grace on your head
    and present you with a crown of splendor."

    10 Listen, my son, accept what I say,
    and the years of your life will be many.

    11 I guide you in the way of wisdom
    and lead you along straight paths.

    12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
    when you run, you will not stumble.

    13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go;
    guard it well, for it is your life.

    14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked
    or walk in the way of evil men.

    15 Avoid it, do not travel on it;
    turn from it and go on your way.

    16 For they cannot sleep till they do evil;
    they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall.

    17 They eat the bread of wickedness
    and drink the wine of violence.

    18 The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
    shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

    19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
    they do not know what makes them stumble.

    20 My son, pay attention to what I say;
    listen closely to my words.

    21 Do not let them out of your sight,
    keep them within your heart;

    22 for they are life to those who find them
    and health to a man's whole body.

    23 Above all else, guard your heart,
    for it is the wellspring of life.

    24 Put away perversity from your mouth;
    keep corrupt talk far from your lips.

    25 Let your eyes look straight ahead,
    fix your gaze directly before you.

    26 Make level [b] paths for your feet
    and take only ways that are firm.

    27 Do not swerve to the right or the left;
    keep your foot from evil.

  2. *snicker* I read it, and I was like, soo...every other part of me can sleep, but my eyes have to stay awake? I don't think I can do that....

    'Mine is WISDOM IS fitting for me, right? ;)'

    But of course! Isn't that what all the grey hair means? *dodges thrown objects*

  3. Ahhhhh! I KNEW you'd bring age into it! You, you impertinent child! Stay off my lawn!!


  4. You left yourself wide open for that one! Did you really expect me to resist such an obvious in?

    Just don't turn the sprinklers on me, ma'am! *giggle*


  5. Forget the sprinklers...I'm comin' after you with my rake! :-P

  6. Not the rake! ANYTHING but the RAKE! *AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!*

    *breaks down giggling*

  7. FEAR THE RAKE!!! *said in evil voice*

    Your new post looks interesting. I'll get to it a bit later from my parents' house. Gotta pick up Michael now. Have a good friday!


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