Proverbs 6

My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,
fili mi si spoponderis pro amico tuo defixisti apud extraneum manum tuam
Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
inlaqueatus es verbis oris tui et captus propriis sermonibus
Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.
fac ergo quod dico fili mi et temet ipsum libera quia incidisti in manu proximi tui discurre festina suscita amicum tuum
Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.
ne dederis somnum oculis tuis nec dormitent palpebrae tuae
Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
eruere quasi dammula de manu et quasi avis de insidiis aucupis
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
vade ad formicam o piger et considera vias eius et disce sapientiam
Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
quae cum non habeat ducem nec praeceptorem nec principem
Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
parat aestate cibum sibi et congregat in messe quod comedat
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
usquequo piger dormis quando consurges ex somno tuo
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
paululum dormies paululum dormitabis paululum conseres manus ut dormias
So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
et veniet tibi quasi viator egestas et pauperies quasi vir armatus
A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
homo apostata vir inutilis graditur ore perverso
He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
annuit oculis terit pede digito loquitur
Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
pravo corde machinatur malum et in omni tempore iurgia seminat
Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
huic extemplo veniet perditio sua et subito conteretur nec habebit ultra medicinam
These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
sex sunt quae odit Dominus et septimum detestatur anima eius
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
oculos sublimes linguam mendacem manus effundentes innoxium sanguinem
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
cor machinans cogitationes pessimas pedes veloces ad currendum in malum
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
proferentem mendacia testem fallacem et eum qui seminat inter fratres discordias
My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
conserva fili mi praecepta patris tui et ne dimittas legem matris tuae
Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.
liga ea in corde tuo iugiter et circumda gutturi tuo
When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
cum ambulaveris gradiantur tecum cum dormieris custodiant te et evigilans loquere cum eis
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
quia mandatum lucerna est et lex lux et via vitae increpatio disciplinae
To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
ut custodiant te a muliere mala et a blanda lingua extraneae
Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
non concupiscat pulchritudinem eius cor tuum nec capiaris nutibus illius
For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
pretium enim scorti vix unius est panis mulier autem viri pretiosam animam capit
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
numquid abscondere potest homo ignem in sinu suo ut vestimenta illius non ardeant
Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?
aut ambulare super prunas et non conburentur plantae eius
So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.
sic qui ingreditur ad mulierem proximi sui non erit mundus cum tetigerit eam
Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;
non grandis est culpae cum quis furatus fuerit furatur enim ut esurientem impleat animam
But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.
deprehensus quoque reddet septuplum et omnem substantiam domus suae tradet
But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
qui autem adulter est propter cordis inopiam perdet animam suam
A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.
turpitudinem et ignominiam congregat sibi et obprobrium illius non delebitur
For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
quia zelus et furor viri non parcet in die vindictae
He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.
nec adquiescet cuiusquam precibus nec suscipiet pro redemptione dona plurima