Proverbs 6 – Proverbs 10

Proverbs has 31 Chapters.

Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11 – Chapter 15
Chapter 16 – Chapter 20
Chapter 21 – Chapter 25
Chapter 26 – Chapter 30
Chapter 31 – Chapter 31

Proverbs 6

1My son, if thou art become surety for thy neighbor, If thou hast stricken thy hands for a stranger; 2Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, Thou art taken with the words of thy mouth. 3Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, Seeing thou art come into the hand of thy neighbor: Go, humble thyself, and importune thy neighbor; 4Give not sleep to thine eyes, Nor slumber to thine eyelids; 5Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand [of the hunter], And as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

6Go to the ant, thou sluggard; Consider her ways, and be wise: 7Which having no chief, Overseer, or ruler, 8Provideth her bread in the summer, And gathereth her food in the harvest. 9How 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: 11So shall thy poverty come as a robber, And thy want as an armed man. 12A worthless person, a man of iniquity, Is he that walketh with a perverse mouth; 13That winketh with his eyes, that speaketh with his feet, That maketh signs with his fingers; 14In whose heart is perverseness, Who deviseth evil continually, Who soweth discord. 15Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; On a sudden shall he be broken, and that without remedy. 16There are six things which Jehovah hateth; Yea, seven which are an abomination unto him: 17Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood; 18A heart that deviseth wicked purposes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief, 19A false witness that uttereth lies, And he that soweth discord among brethren.

20My son, keep the commandment of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother: 21Bind them continually upon thy heart; Tie them about thy neck. 22When thou walkest, it shall lead thee; When thou sleepest, it shall watch over thee; And when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. 23For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; And reproofs of instruction are the way of life: 24To keep thee from the evil woman, From the flattery of the foreigner’s tongue. 25Lust not after her beauty in thy heart; Neither let her take thee with her eyelids. 26For on account of a harlot [a man is brought] to a piece of bread; And the adulteress hunteth for the precious life. 27Can a man take fire in his bosom, And his clothes not be burned? 28Or can one walk upon hot coals, And his feet not be scorched? 29So he that goeth in to his neighbor’s wife; Whosoever toucheth her shall not be unpunished. 30Men do not despise a thief, if he steal To satisfy himself when he is hungry: 31But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; He shall give all the substance of his house. 32He that committeth adultery with a woman is void of understanding: He doeth it who would destroy his own soul. 33Wounds and dishonor shall he get; And his reproach shall not be wiped away. 34For jealousy is the rage of a man; And he will not spare in the day of vengeance. 35He will not regard any ransom; Neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

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Proverbs 7

1My son, keep my words, And lay up my commandments with thee. 2Keep my commandments and live; And my law as the apple of thine eye. 3Bind them upon thy fingers; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart. 4Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; And call understanding [thy] kinswoman: 5That they may keep thee from the strange woman, From the foreigner that flattereth with her words. 6For at the window of my house I looked forth through my lattice; 7And I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, A young man void of understanding, 8Passing through the street near her corner; And he went the way to her house, 9In the twilight, in the evening of the day, In the middle of the night and in the darkness. 10And, behold, there met him a woman With the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart. 11She is clamorous and wilful; Her feet abide not in her house: 12Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places, And lieth in wait at every corner. 13So she caught him, and kissed him, [And] with an impudent face she said unto him: 14Sacrifices of peace-offerings are with me; This day have I paid my vows. 15Therefore came I forth to meet thee, Diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee. 16I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, With striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt. 17I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. 18Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; Let us solace ourselves with loves. 19For the man is not at home; He is gone a long journey: 20He hath taken a bag of money with him; He will come home at the full moon. 21With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield; With the flattering of her lips she forceth him along. 22He goeth after her straightway, As an ox goeth to the slaughter, Or as [one in] fetters to the correction of the fool; 23Till an arrow strike through his liver; As a bird hasteth to the snare, And knoweth not that it is for his life. 24Now therefore, [my] sons, hearken unto me, And attend to the words of my mouth. 25Let not thy heart decline to her ways; Go not astray in her paths. 26For she hath cast down many wounded: Yea, all her slain are a mighty host. 27Her house is the way to Sheol, Going down to the chambers of death.

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Proverbs 8

1Doth not wisdom cry, And understanding put forth her voice? 2On the top of high places by the way, Where the paths meet, she standeth; 3Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, At the coming in at the doors, she crieth aloud: 4Unto you, O men, I call; And my voice is to the sons of men. 5O ye simple, understand prudence; And, ye fools, be of an understanding heart. 6Hear, for I will speak excellent things; And the opening of my lips shall be right things. 7For my mouth shall utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips. 8All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverse in them. 9They are all plain to him that understandeth, And right to them that find knowledge. 10Receive my instruction, and not silver; And knowledge rather than choice gold. 11For wisdom is better than rubies; And all the things that may be desired are not to be compared unto it.

12I wisdom have made prudence my dwelling, And find out knowledge [and] discretion. 13The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil: Pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, And the perverse mouth, do I hate. 14Counsel is mine, and sound knowledge: I am understanding; I have might. 15By me kings reign, And princes decree justice. 16By me princes rule, And nobles, [even] all the judges of the earth. 17I love them that love me; And those that seek me diligently shall find me. 18Riches and honor are with me; [Yea], durable wealth and righteousness. 19My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; And my revenue than choice silver. 20I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice; 21That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance, And that I may fill their treasuries.

22Jehovah possessed me in the beginning of his way, Before his works of old. 23I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Before the earth was. 24When there were no depths, I was brought forth, When there were no fountains abounding with water. 25Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills was I brought forth; 26While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, Nor the beginning of the dust of the world. 27When he established the heavens, I was there: When he set a circle upon the face of the deep, 28When he made firm the skies above, When the fountains of the deep became strong, 29When he gave to the sea its bound, That the waters should not transgress his commandment, When he marked out the foundations of the earth; 30Then I was by him, [as] a master workman; And I was daily [his] delight, Rejoicing always before him, 31Rejoicing in his habitable earth; And my delight was with the sons of men.

32Now therefore, [my] sons, hearken unto me; For blessed are they that keep my ways. 33Hear instruction, and be wise, And refuse it not. 34Blessed is the man that heareth me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors. 35For whoso findeth me findeth life, And shall obtain favor of Jehovah. 36But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: All they that hate me love death.

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Proverbs 9

1Wisdom hath builded her house; She hath hewn out her seven pillars: 2She hath killed her beasts; She hath mingled her wine; She hath also furnished her table: 3She hath sent forth her maidens; She crieth upon the highest places of the city: 4Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: As for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him, 5Come, eat ye of my bread, And drink of the wine which I have mingled. 6Leave off, ye simple ones, and live; And walk in the way of understanding.

7He that correcteth a scoffer getteth to himself reviling; And he that reproveth a wicked man [getteth] himself a blot. 8Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee: Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee. 9Give [instruction] to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. 10The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 11For by me thy days shall be multiplied, And the years of thy life shall be increased. 12If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself; And if thou scoffest, thou alone shalt bear it.

13The foolish woman is clamorous; [She is] simple, and knoweth nothing. 14And she sitteth at the door of her house, On a seat in the high places of the city, 15To call to them that pass by, Who go right on their ways: 16Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither; And as for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him, 17Stolen waters are sweet, And bread [eaten] in secret is pleasant. 18But he knoweth not that the dead are there; That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

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Proverbs 10

1The proverbs of Solomon.

A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. 2Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; But righteousness delivereth from death. 3Jehovah will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish; But he thrusteth away the desire of the wicked. 4He becometh poor that worketh with a slack hand; But the hand of the diligent maketh rich. 5He that gathereth in summer is a wise son; [But] he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. 6Blessings are upon the head of the righteous; But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. 7The memory of the righteous is blessed; But the name of the wicked shall rot. 8The wise in heart will receive commandments; But a prating fool shall fall. 9He that walketh uprightly walketh surely; But he that perverteth his ways shall be known. 10He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow; But a prating fool shall fall. 11The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life; But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. 12Hatred stirreth up strifes; But love covereth all transgressions. 13In the lips of him that hath discernment wisdom is found; But a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. 14Wise men lay up knowledge; But the mouth of the foolish is a present destruction. 15The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: The destruction of the poor is their poverty. 16The labor of the righteous [tendeth] to life; The increase of the wicked, to sin. 17He is in the way of life that heedeth correction; But he that forsaketh reproof erreth. 18He that hideth hatred is of lying lips; And he that uttereth a slander is a fool. 19In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; But he that refraineth his lips doeth wisely. 20The tongue of the righteous is [as] choice silver: The heart of the wicked is little worth. 21The lips of the righteous feed many; But the foolish die for lack of understanding. 22The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich; And he addeth no sorrow therewith. 23It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness; And [so is] wisdom to a man of understanding. 24The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him; And the desire of the righteous shall be granted. 25When the whirlwind passeth, the wicked is no more; But the righteous is an everlasting foundation. 26As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, So is the sluggard to them that send him. 27The fear of Jehovah prolongeth days; But the years of the wicked shall be shortened. 28The hope of the righteous [shall be] gladness; But the expectation of the wicked shall perish. 29The way of Jehovah is a stronghold to the upright; But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity. 30The righteous shall never be removed; But the wicked shall not dwell in the land. 31The mouth of the righteous bringeth forth wisdom; But the perverse tongue shall be cut off. 32The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable; But the mouth of the wicked [speaketh] perverseness.

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  1. Williamsow Says:

    Im obliged for the post. Much obliged.

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