6:1 icapsy sonne, if thou bee surety for thy friend, it thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,  
6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the wordes of thy mouth.  
6:3 Doe this now, my sonne, and deliuer thy selfe, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend: goe, humble thy selfe, and make sure thy friend. Margin Note
6:4 Giue not sleepe to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.  
6:5 Deliuer thy selfe as a Roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.  
6:6 Goe to the Ant, thou sluggard, consider her wayes, and be wise.  
6:7 Which hauing no guide, ouerseer, or ruler,  
6:8 Prouideth her meat in the Summer, and gathereth her food in the haruest.  
6:9 How long wilt thou sleepe, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleepe?  
6:10 Yet a little sleepe, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleepe.  
6:11 So shall thy pouertie come as one that trauaileth, and thy want as an armed man.  
6:12 A naughtie person, a wicked man walketh with a froward mouth.  
6:13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feete, hee teacheth with his fingers.  
6:14 Frowardnesse is in his heart, he deuiseth mischiefe continually, he soweth discord. Margin Note
6:15 Therefore shall his calamitie come suddenly; suddenly shall hee be broken without remedie.  
6:16 These sixe things doeth the Lord hate; yea seuen are an abomination vnto him: Margin Note
6:17 A proude looke, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood: Margin Note
6:18 An heart that deuiseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischiefe:  
6:19 A false witnesse that speaketh lies; and him that soweth discord among brethren.  
6:20 My sonne, keepe thy fathers commandement, and forsake not the law of thy mother.  
6:21 Binde them continually vpon thine heart, and tie them about thy necke.  
6:22 When thou goest, it shall leade thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keepe thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talke with thee.  
6:23 For the Commandement is a lampe, and the Lawe is light: and reproofes of instruction are the way of life: Margin Note
6:24 To keepe thee from the euill woman, from the flatterie of the tongue of a strange woman. Margin Note
6:25 Lust not after her beautie in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.  
6:26 For by meanes of a whorish woman, a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteresse will hunt for the precious life. Margin Note
6:27 Can a man take fire in his bosome, and his clothes not be burnt?  
6:28 Can one goe vpon hote coales, and his feete not be burnt?  
6:29 So he that goeth in to his neighbours wife; whosoeuer toucheth her, shall not be innocent.  
6:30 Men doe not despise a thiefe, if he steale to satisfie his soule, when hee is hungry:  
6:31 But if he be found, he shall restore seuenfold, he shall giue all the substance of his house.  
6:32 But who so committeth adultery with a woman, lacketh vnderstanding: hee that doeth it, destroyeth his owne soule. Margin Note
6:33 A wound and dishonour shall he get, and his reproch shall not be wiped away.  
6:34 For iealousie is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.  
6:35 He will not regard any ransome; neither will hee rest content, though thou giuest many giftes. Margin Note