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5.15
PROVERBS

And running waters out of thine own well.
16Let thy springs be dispersed abroad,
And courses of water in the streets.
17Let them be only thine own,
And not strangers' with thee.
18Let thy fountain be blessed;
And have joy of the wife of thy youth.
19A lovely hind and a graceful doe,
Let her breasts satisfy thee at all times;
With her love be thou ravished always.
20Why then wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman,
And embrace the bosom of an alien?
 
21For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord,
And He maketh even all his paths.
22His own iniquities shall ensnare the wicked,
And he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.
23He shall die for lack of instruction;
And in the greatness of his folly he shall reel.


6 My son, if thou art become surety for thy neighbour,
If thou hast struck thy hands for a stranger—
2Thou art snared by the words of thy mouth,
Thou art caught by the words of thy mouth—
3Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself,
Seeing thou art come into the hand of thy neighbour;
Go, humble thyself, and urge thy neighbour.
4Give not sleep to thine eyes,
nor slumber to thine eyelids.
5Deliver thyself as a gazelle 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 gatherest 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 runner,
And thy want as an armed man.
 
12A base person, a man of iniquity,
Is he that walketh with a froward mouth;
13That winketh with his eyes, that scrapeth with his feet,
That pointeth with his fingers;
14Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth evil continually;
He soweth discord.
15Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly;
On a sudden shall he be broken, and that without remedy.
 
16There are six things which the Lord 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 thoughts,
Feet that are swift in running to evil;
19A false witness that breatheth out lies,

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