Whoever touches her shall not be innocent. The lesson that is to be learned. 1. The New Testament The hard worker can look forward to later; for the lazy man it will come like a prowler. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Minor Prophets c. By means of a harlot a man is reduced to a crust of bread: With her beauty and allure, the harlot promises to add something to the life of her customer. It is one of the highest among the things that God hates and regards as an abomination. e. Wounds and dishonor he will get: Sexual immorality offers pleasure and excitement and often romance. Solomon, in these verses, addresses himself to the sluggard who loves his ease, lives in idleness, minds no business, sticks to nothing, brings nothing to pass, and in a particular manner is careless in the business of religion. “Our God, while he warns us against putting up security, has taken it on himself. “The expression ‘destroys himself’ in v. 32 stresses that the guilty one destroys his own life.” (Ross), ii. In modern financial terms, it was more like guaranteeing someone’s open line of credit. So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, As never such a light shone out of the schools of the philosophers, so never such a law issued from the throne of any prince, so well framed, and so binding. a. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22', There are options set in 'Advanced Options', The Whole Bible When we consider how much this iniquity abounds, how heinous it is in its own nature, of what pernicious consequence it is, and how certainly destructive to all the seeds of the spiritual life in the soul, we shall not wonder that the cautions against it are so often repeated and so largely inculcated. But what restitution can the adulterer make, should he make him amends with as much more? Suddenly he shall be broken without remedy. I. He has a perverse mouth, which mainly has the idea of crooked or corrupt more than what we would think of as moral perversion. It has told me a great many of my faults; it would tell you yours if you would let it. So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; Like an armed man: “That is, with irresistible fury; and thou art not prepared to oppose it.” (Clarke). He speaks here to the sluggard. It is a book that is wonderfully communicative; it knows all about you, all the ins and outs of where you are, and where you ought to be, it can tell you everything.” (Spurgeon). “Both psychologies are grounded in objective reality. Minor Prophets Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter: A gazelle would do anything to escape the hunter, and a bird would do anything to escape the fowler. Poetical Books Prophets He who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own Is like one who takes a dog by the ears. General Epistles Walks with a perverse mouth: One of the main features of the worthless and wicked person’s manner of life (his walk) is the corruption of his speech. (2.) Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. d. His calamity shall come suddenly: Solomon did not directly attribute this calamity or breaking (he shall be broken) to the judgment of God, but it is implied. Historical Books My son, keep your father’s command, A repeated warning of the pernicious consequences of the sin of whoredom (. Ps. The Old Testament He points with his fingers; The Old Testament So do this, my son, and deliver yourself; The remaining of the 30 words of the wise. When will you rise from your sleep? If you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, “The sluggard is the explicit audience, but the implicit audiences are the son and the gullible who are addressed in the book (see Proverbs 1:4-5). In the enjoyment of the means of grace provide for the want of them, in life for death, in time for eternity; in the state of probation and preparation we must provide for the state of retribution. John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible To those that are slothful in the way of work and duty, in the duties of their particular calling as men or their general calling as Christians. 1. He is, (1.) Commentary on Proverbs 5 ← Prior Chapter. Historical Books Moreover, he has handed himself over to the debtor, who may unmercifully throw him into the hands of the creditor.” (Waltke), ii. He who does so destroys his own soul. The bold presumptuous sinner says, "I may venture upon the sin and yet escape the punishment; I shall have peace though I go on.' Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. Historical Books When you roam, they will lead you; 1. He gives him fair warning of the fatal consequences of his slothfulness. i. Minor Prophets “Although we have no information on Israelite laws of surety, seizure of assets and home and even the selling of the debtor into slavery were common penalties for failure to make payment, and the cosigner could well have met the same fate.” (Garrett). (3.) This was the promise to pay the debts of the friend or stranger if they failed to pay. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. 6 My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, 2 you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth. If so, the adjustment that must be made is to say that in any healthy society such an act is social suicide. -------------------- ( Pro 24:1-2) Don’t envy or associate with evil men. And when you awake, they will speak with you. Very spitefully and with ill design. “Job 17:3 uses this circle of ideas to declare that Job is too bad a risk for anybody but God—and to plead that God will take him up (cf. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, May his name be praised for this! Without warning. A little sleep, a little slumber, i. An account of seven things which God hates (, V. An exhortation to make the word of God familiar to us (, VI. We must honor God and worship Him in spirit and in truth; yet God also is concerned about how we treat others. What pains doth she take for it, labouring not by daylight only, but by moonshine also! Proverbs 6:16-19 New King James Version ... Open Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Complete Reference System. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Can one walk on hot coals, Next to a, 3. 6. The Gospels Pauline Epistles It shall come suddenly: (2.) if you have put up security for a friend’s debtor agreed to guarantee the debt of a stranger—if you have trapped yourself by your agreemen It is a sin that impoverishes men, wastes their estates, and reduces them to beggary (, (3.) Go to the ant, thou sluggard.] If you become surety for your friend: Solomon warned his son against guaranteeing the debts of others, whether they were a friend or a stranger. Proverbs 2:6-7. 3. We usually think that the penalty for sexual immorality comes if the sin is exposed and known; wisdom and God’s word tell us that it destroys whether it is exposed or not. He shuffles his feet, We are here dissuaded from sin very much by arguments borrowed from our secular interests, for it is not only represented as damning in the other world, but as impoverishing in this. It brings wounds to one’s body and soul, and dishonor in the family, congregation, and community. Lacks understanding: “King David was a brilliant strategist on the battlefield and a wise ruler on the throne, but he lost his common sense when he gazed at his neighbor’s wife and lusted for her (2 Samuel 12).”. Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; No gifts can satisfy a man for the injury his honour has sustained; and to take a bribe or a ransom, would be setting up chastity at a price.” (Clarke), iii. The New Testament Inward comfort and satisfaction will be daily bread; nay, it will be a continual feast to those who delight in that communication which is to the use of edifying. CHAPTER 6. We may help a young man into business that we know to be honest and diligent, and gain him credit by passing our word for him, and so do him a great kindness without any detriment to ourselves. (Pro 6:1-2) Taking debts of friends or strangers. The Folly of Indolence. (2.) Thank you for registering. Paul confirmed this likeness in 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6, where he wrote that to commit sexual immorality is to take advantage of and to defraud our brother. -------------------- Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a -------------------- Each of these are serious sins against others. Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: “What a deal of grain gets she together in summer! Johannine Writings Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. General Epistles Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. 3 So do this, my son, to free yourself, since you have fallen into your neighbor’s hands: Go—to the point of exhaustion— [] and give your neighbor no rest! 1. He shall be irreparably broken, and never able to piece again: II. Historical Books Wisdom Literature Modern entomologists have discovered a perfect social organization among ants, but, as Plaut notes, this does ‘not imply that there is a hierarchy of command.’” (Waltke). For by means of a harlot Wisdom Literature Proverbs 6 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. It is such a law as is a lamp and a light, for it carries with it the evidence of its own goodness. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible Major Prophets These are six things…yes, seven: Several times in the book of Proverbs, Solomon used this expression to give a list. Prophets Text Commentaries. The adulteress will prey upon his precious life. When will you rise from your sleep? Cookie Notice: “The vixen hunts for his life, but he is responsible for his self-destruction.” (Waltke). Yet at the end of it all, he destroys his own soul. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 6:6-11 Diligence in business is every man's wisdom and duty; not so much that he may attain worldly wealth, as that he may not be a burden to others, or a scandal to the church. Wisdom and the word can help prevent one from being mastered by the desire of her beauty or her allure. 3. But how are we to understand this? Anyone who wants God to lead, keep, or speak should begin with cherishing God’s word. The cautions, counsels, and commands which our parents gave us agree with the word of God, and therefore we must hold them fast. Thus he teaches them not to ascribe any wisdom they might attain to their own abilities or industry, but only to God’s favour and blessing. i. Slothfulness is as sure a way to poverty, though not so short a way, as rash suretiship. And your need like an armed man. Luke-Acts A Father’s Wise Instruction. A worthless person, a wicked man, Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:. The Gospels By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Nor let her allure you with her eyelids. Johannine Writings 1. 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