1My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor, have given your pledge for a stranger, (Job 17:3)2if you are snared in the words of your mouth, caught in the words of your mouth, (Pr 5:22)3then do this, my son, and save yourself, for you have come into the hand of your neighbor: go, hasten,
1. Or humble yourself
 and plead urgently with your neighbor. (Lu 11:8; Lu 18:5)4Give your eyes no sleep and your eyelids no slumber; (Ps 132:4; Pr 20:13)5save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,
1. Hebrew lacks of the hunter
 like a bird from the hand of the fowler. (Ps 91:3)6Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. (Job 12:7; Pr 10:26; Pr 23:19; Pr 27:11; Pr 30:25)7Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, (Ex 5:6; Ex 5:15; Pr 30:27)8she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. (Pr 10:5)9How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? (Pr 6:6; Jon 1:6)10A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, (Pr 24:33; Ec 4:5)11and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man. (Pr 24:34)12A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech, (Pr 4:24; Pr 16:27)13winks with his eyes, signals
20My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching. (Pr 1:8)21Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. (Job 31:36; Pr 3:3)22When you walk, they
1. Hebrew it; three times in this verse
 will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you. (Pr 2:11; Pr 3:23)23For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life, (Ps 13:3; Ps 119:105; Pr 10:17)24to preserve you from the evil woman,
1. Revocalization (compare Septuagint) yields from the wife of a neighbor
 from the smooth tongue of the adulteress.
2. Hebrew the foreign woman
 (Pr 2:16)25Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes; (2Ki 9:30; Mt 5:28)26for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread,
1. Or (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate) for a prostitute leaves a man with nothing but a loaf of bread
 but a married woman
2. Hebrew a man’s wife
 hunts down a precious life. (1Sa 2:36; Pr 28:21; Pr 29:3; Eze 13:18)27Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned? (Job 31:12; Ps 79:12)28Or can one walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched? (Isa 43:2)29So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; none who touches her will go unpunished. (Pr 16:5)30People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry, (Job 38:39)31but if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold; he will give all the goods of his house. (Ex 22:4; Ps 79:12)32He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.33He will get wounds and dishonor, and his disgrace will not be wiped away.34For jealousy makes a man furious, and he will not spare when he takes revenge. (Le 20:10; Pr 27:4; So 8:6)35He will accept no compensation; he will refuse though you multiply gifts.