Proverbs 6:1-5,12-19 Reading the Passage

Two Associations to Avoid – Proverbs 6:1-5,12-19

6 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands pledging yourself for a stranger, (2) you are trapped by the words of your mouth, you have been snared by the words of your mouth. (3) Now, my son, do this and deliver yourself, seeing that you have fallen into your neighbor’s hand: Go, humble yourself and persistently plead with your neighbor. (4) Allow no sleep for your eyes; no slumber for your eyelids. (5) Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, and like a bird from the hand of the fowler… (12) A worthless person, a man of iniquity, is he who goes around with a perverse mouth. (13) He winks with his eye, he speaks with his feet, he makes signals with his fingers. (14) In his heart is perverseness. He is constantly devising evil; he sows discord. (15) Therefore, his calamity will come upon him suddenly. All of a sudden he will be broken—and there will be no remedy. (16) There are six things that Jehovah hates; indeed, seven things that are detestable 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 a man who sows discord among brothers.

Now proceed to the next section of this study, entitled, Exploring the Passage.