Proverbs 6:1-5, Deliver Yourself


1My son, if you have become surety for your neighbor,

Have given a pledge for a stranger,

2If you have been snared with the words of your mouth,

Have been caught with the words of your mouth,

3Do this then, my son, and deliver yourself;

Since you have come into the hand of your neighbor,

Go, humble yourself, and importune your neighbor.

4Give no sleep to your eyes,

Nor slumber to your eyelids;

5Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hunter’s hand

And like a bird from the hand of the fowler.

1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation


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