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Proverbs 6

Overview

Proverbs 6:1, Against suretyship; Proverbs 6:6, idleness; Proverbs 6:12, and mischievousness; Proverbs 6:16, Seven things hateful to God; Proverbs 6:20, The blessings of obedience; Proverbs 6:25, The mischiefs of whoredom.

Verse 1

if thou be: Proverbs 11:15, Proverbs 17:18, Proverbs 20:16, Proverbs 22:26, Proverbs 27:13, Genesis 43:9, Genesis 44:32, Genesis 44:33, Job 17:3, Philemon 1:18, Philemon 1:19, Hebrews 7:22

thou hast: To strike, or join hands, was an ancient form of entering into contracts in all counties and all ages.

Reciprocal: Matthew 5:25 - with Luke 12:58 - give 1 Thessalonians 2:11 - as

Verse 2

Proverbs 12:13, Proverbs 18:7

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 1:16 - mouth Psalms 9:16 - wicked Psalms 59:12 - taken Daniel 6:9 - signed Mark 6:23 - Whatsoever

Verse 3

when: 2 Samuel 24:14, 2 Chronicles 12:5, Psalms 31:8

go: Exodus 10:3, 2 Chronicles 36:12, James 4:10

and make sure thy friend: or, so shalt thou prevail with they friend

Reciprocal: Genesis 32:4 - my lord Genesis 33:3 - bowed

Verse 4

Proverbs 6:10, Proverbs 6:11, Psalms 132:4, Ecclesiastes 9:10, Matthew 24:17, Matthew 24:18, Mark 13:35, Mark 13:36

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:15 - hastened 1 Samuel 20:38 - General 1 Samuel 25:18 - made haste 2 Samuel 17:16 - but speedily 2 Samuel 19:16 - hasted Psalms 55:7 - General Proverbs 24:33 - General Isaiah 56:10 - loving Jeremiah 48:6 - Flee Mark 13:15 - General Luke 22:46 - Why sleep ye John 5:4 - first Acts 24:25 - when

Verse 5

as a bird: Proverbs 1:17, Psalms 11:1, Psalms 124:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:15 - hastened Genesis 39:12 - and he left 1 Samuel 20:38 - General 1 Samuel 25:18 - made haste 2 Samuel 17:16 - but speedily 2 Samuel 19:16 - hasted 2 Kings 7:7 - and fled for their life 1 Chronicles 12:8 - as swift as the roes upon the mountains Psalms 55:7 - General Proverbs 4:15 - General Jeremiah 48:6 - Flee Matthew 24:17 - which Mark 13:15 - General Acts 24:25 - when 2 Timothy 2:22 - Flee

Verse 6

the ant: The ant has been famous in all ages for its social habits, foresight, economy and industry. Collecting their food at the proper seasons, they bite off the ends of the grain to prevent it from germinating, and lay it up in cells till needed. Proverbs 1:17, Job 12:7, Job 12:8, Isaiah 1:3, Matthew 6:26

thou: Proverbs 6:9, Proverbs 10:26, Proverbs 13:4, Proverbs 15:19, Proverbs 18:9, Proverbs 19:15, Proverbs 19:24, Proverbs 20:4, Proverbs 21:25, Proverbs 22:13, Proverbs 24:30-34, Proverbs 26:13-16, Matthew 25:26, Romans 12:11, Hebrews 6:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 41:34 - and take Exodus 16:21 - General Ruth 2:23 - General Proverbs 3:32 - the froward Proverbs 6:10 - General Proverbs 10:4 - becometh Proverbs 10:5 - gathereth Proverbs 13:23 - destroyed Proverbs 30:25 - General Jeremiah 8:7 - stork Luke 16:8 - done

Verse 7

Job 38:39-41, Job 39:1-12, Job 39:26-30, Job 41:4-34

Reciprocal: Habakkuk 1:14 - no

Verse 8

Proverbs 30:25, 1 Timothy 6:19

Reciprocal: Proverbs 10:5 - gathereth

Verse 9

How: Proverbs 1:22, Proverbs 24:33, Proverbs 24:34, Jeremiah 4:14

when: Psalms 94:8, John 1:6, Romans 13:11, Ephesians 5:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:2-7

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 1:14 - How long Psalms 62:3 - How Proverbs 6:6 - thou Proverbs 19:15 - casteth Proverbs 19:24 - General Proverbs 20:13 - Love Proverbs 23:21 - drowsiness Proverbs 26:14 - General Matthew 17:17 - how long shall I be Mark 13:36 - he find

Verse 10

Proverbs 6:6, Proverbs 23:33, Proverbs 23:34, Proverbs 24:33, Proverbs 24:34

Reciprocal: Proverbs 6:4 - General Proverbs 19:15 - casteth Proverbs 19:24 - General Proverbs 20:4 - therefore Proverbs 26:14 - General Ecclesiastes 4:5 - fool

Verse 11

Proverbs 10:4, Proverbs 13:4, Proverbs 20:4

Reciprocal: Job 15:24 - as a king Job 17:3 - strike Proverbs 6:4 - General Proverbs 13:25 - the belly Ecclesiastes 4:5 - fool

Verse 12

naughty: Proverbs 11:6, Proverbs 17:4, 1 Samuel 17:28, Jeremiah 24:2, Jeremiah 24:8-10, James 1:21

walketh: Proverbs 6:14, Proverbs 2:12, Proverbs 4:24, Proverbs 8:13, Psalms 10:3, Psalms 10:7, Psalms 36:3, Psalms 52:2-4, Psalms 59:7, Psalms 73:8, Psalms 73:9, Matthew 12:34, Acts 20:30, 1 Timothy 5:13, Titus 1:10, Titus 1:11, James 3:6

Reciprocal: Psalms 10:8 - his eyes Proverbs 5:6 - her Proverbs 16:30 - shutteth Proverbs 17:20 - He that hath a froward heart Micah 2:1 - to Matthew 15:18 - General

Verse 13

Proverbs 5:6, Proverbs 10:10, Job 15:12, Psalms 35:19

Reciprocal: Psalms 10:8 - his eyes Psalms 17:11 - set Isaiah 58:9 - the putting

Verse 14

Frowardness: Proverbs 2:14, Proverbs 16:28-30, Proverbs 21:8

he deviseth: Proverbs 6:18, Psalms 36:4, Isaiah 32:7, Isaiah 57:20, Ezekiel 11:2, Micah 2:1

soweth: Heb. casteth forth, Proverbs 6:19, Proverbs 16:28, Proverbs 22:8, Proverbs 26:17-22, Hosea 8:7, Romans 16:17, Galatians 6:7, Galatians 6:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:41 - then 1 Kings 20:7 - seeketh mischief Psalms 17:11 - set Psalms 52:1 - mischief Proverbs 3:29 - Devise not evil Proverbs 6:12 - walketh Proverbs 11:20 - of Proverbs 24:2 - General Proverbs 24:8 - General Ezekiel 38:10 - think an evil thought Zechariah 8:17 - let Matthew 15:19 - out

Verse 15

shall his: Proverbs 1:27, Proverbs 29:1, Psalms 73:18-20, Isaiah 30:13, 1 Thessalonians 5:3

he be: 2 Chronicles 36:16, Psalms 50:22, Jeremiah 19:11

Reciprocal: Psalms 64:7 - suddenly Ecclesiastes 9:12 - the sons Ezekiel 11:13 - when

Verse 16

six: Proverbs 8:13, Proverbs 30:18, Proverbs 30:21, Proverbs 30:24, Proverbs 30:29, Amos 1:3, Amos 1:6, Amos 1:9, Amos 1:11, Amos 2:1, Amos 2:4, Amos 2:6

an: Proverbs 3:32, Proverbs 11:1, Proverbs 11:20, Proverbs 15:8, Proverbs 15:9, Proverbs 17:15, Proverbs 20:10, Proverbs 20:23, Deuteronomy 18:10-12, Deuteronomy 23:18, Deuteronomy 24:4, Deuteronomy 25:16, Revelation 21:27

unto him: Heb. of his soul, Psalms 11:5

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 17:1 - for that 1 Samuel 26:19 - cursed Psalms 5:5 - thou Psalms 18:27 - bring Psalms 52:2 - Thy Psalms 101:5 - an high Psalms 119:163 - hate Proverbs 12:22 - Lying Proverbs 15:26 - thoughts Proverbs 16:5 - that Proverbs 26:25 - seven Proverbs 30:15 - There Ecclesiastes 11:2 - seven Isaiah 2:12 - upon Isaiah 65:5 - These Jeremiah 9:4 - walk Micah 5:5 - seven Zechariah 8:17 - things James 4:6 - God

Verse 17

A proud look: Heb. Haughty eyes, Proverbs 30:13, Psalms 10:4, Psalms 18:27, Psalms 73:6-8, Psalms 101:5, Psalms 131:1, Isaiah 2:11, Isaiah 3:9, Isaiah 3:16, 1 Peter 5:5

lying: Proverbs 12:22, Proverbs 14:5, Proverbs 26:28, Psalms 5:6, Psalms 120:2, Psalms 120:3, Hosea 4:1, Hosea 4:2, John 8:44, Revelation 22:15

and hands: Proverbs 1:11, Deuteronomy 27:25, 2 Kings 24:4, Isaiah 1:15, Isaiah 59:3-6

Reciprocal: Genesis 37:20 - and let Deuteronomy 19:10 - General Psalms 62:4 - delight Psalms 109:2 - with Psalms 140:11 - an evil speaker Proverbs 13:5 - righteous Proverbs 16:5 - that Proverbs 21:4 - An high look Proverbs 21:24 - haughty Isaiah 2:12 - upon Isaiah 59:7 - feet Isaiah 65:5 - These Jeremiah 22:3 - neither Jeremiah 26:15 - ye shall Jeremiah 43:2 - all the Ephesians 4:25 - putting 2 Timothy 3:2 - proud James 4:6 - God

Verse 18

heart: Proverbs 24:8, Genesis 6:5, Psalms 36:4, Jeremiah 4:14, Micah 2:1, Zechariah 8:17

feet: Proverbs 1:16, Isaiah 59:7, Romans 3:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:4 - But Psalms 52:1 - mischief Proverbs 3:29 - Devise not evil Proverbs 6:14 - he deviseth Proverbs 12:2 - a man Proverbs 14:17 - a man Ezekiel 38:10 - think an evil thought Zechariah 7:10 - imagine

Verse 19

A false: Proverbs 12:17, Proverbs 19:5, Proverbs 19:9, Proverbs 25:18, Exodus 20:16, Exodus 23:1, Deuteronomy 19:16-20, 1 Kings 21:10-15, Psalms 27:12, Psalms 35:11, Matthew 15:19, Matthew 26:59, Acts 6:13

that soweth: Proverbs 6:14, Proverbs 16:28, Proverbs 22:10, Proverbs 26:20, 2 Timothy 2:23, James 3:14-16, James 3:18, 3 John 1:9, 3 John 1:10

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 5:20 - General 1 Kings 21:13 - the men of Belial Proverbs 14:5 - General Proverbs 18:19 - brother Proverbs 21:28 - false witness Jeremiah 9:4 - walk Galatians 6:7 - for Ephesians 4:31 - evil speaking Titus 3:2 - speak James 3:6 - a world

Verse 20

Proverbs 1:8, Proverbs 1:9, Proverbs 7:1-4, Proverbs 23:22, Proverbs 30:11, Deuteronomy 21:18, Deuteronomy 27:16, Ephesians 6:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:19 - command Genesis 39:8 - refused Genesis 49:2 - hearken Exodus 13:9 - a sign Leviticus 19:3 - fear Deuteronomy 11:18 - ye lay up Psalms 119:9 - shall Psalms 119:24 - my counsellors Proverbs 4:1 - ye Proverbs 4:20 - General Proverbs 31:1 - his Jeremiah 35:8 - General 1 Corinthians 15:2 - keep in memory Colossians 3:20 - obey

Verse 21

Proverbs 3:3, Proverbs 4:6, Proverbs 4:21, Proverbs 7:3, Proverbs 7:4, Exodus 13:16, Deuteronomy 6:8, 2 Corinthians 3:3

Reciprocal: Leviticus 19:3 - fear Proverbs 1:9 - they Proverbs 2:1 - hide Proverbs 4:20 - General Matthew 23:5 - they make 1 Thessalonians 5:21 - hold

Verse 22

Proverbs 2:11, Proverbs 3:23, Proverbs 3:24, Psalms 17:4, Psalms 43:3, Psalms 119:9, Psalms 119:11, Psalms 119:24, Psalms 119:54, Psalms 119:97, Psalms 119:148, Daniel 11:18-21

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:6 - ye shall Deuteronomy 6:7 - shalt talk Psalms 19:11 - Moreover Psalms 119:92 - I should Proverbs 4:12 - thou goest Proverbs 8:20 - lead Philippians 4:7 - shall

Verse 23

the commandment: Psalms 19:8, Psalms 119:98-100, Psalms 119:105, Isaiah 8:20, 2 Peter 1:19

lamp: or, candle, Revelation 2:5

and reproofs: Proverbs 5:12, Proverbs 15:31, Proverbs 29:15, Leviticus 19:17, Psalms 141:5

the way: Proverbs 3:18, Proverbs 4:4, Proverbs 4:13, Proverbs 15:24, Jeremiah 21:8

Reciprocal: Exodus 25:37 - give Leviticus 24:2 - the lamps Ezra 7:25 - the wisdom Nehemiah 13:3 - when they Psalms 19:11 - Moreover Psalms 119:92 - I should Psalms 119:130 - entrance Proverbs 1:23 - my reproof Proverbs 1:29 - that Proverbs 2:6 - out Proverbs 11:9 - through Proverbs 15:5 - but Isaiah 51:4 - I will make Luke 11:36 - the whole John 5:39 - Search Romans 2:18 - being instructed Romans 7:1 - them that 2 Timothy 3:16 - for reproof

Verse 24

keep: Proverbs 2:16, Proverbs 5:3, Proverbs 7:5, Ecclesiastes 7:26

of the tongue of a strange woman: or, of the strange tongue

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:14 - General Exodus 20:17 - wife Leviticus 15:20 - General Judges 11:2 - a strange Judges 16:5 - Entice 1 Kings 11:1 - loved Proverbs 5:4 - her Proverbs 5:20 - with Proverbs 11:9 - through Proverbs 22:14 - mouth Proverbs 26:28 - a flattering 1 Corinthians 6:18 - Flee

Verse 25

Lust: 2 Samuel 11:2-5, Matthew 5:28, James 1:14, James 1:15

take: 2 Kings 9:30, *marg. Song of Solomon 4:9, Isaiah 3:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 39:10 - as she spake Exodus 20:17 - wife Leviticus 18:20 - General Deuteronomy 21:11 - desire 2 Samuel 13:1 - a fair sister Job 31:1 - think Job 31:9 - If mine Psalms 101:3 - set Proverbs 7:25 - thine Proverbs 23:31 - General Proverbs 31:30 - Favour Ezekiel 23:16 - as soon as she saw them with her eyes Malachi 2:15 - take 2 Peter 2:14 - eyes 1 John 2:16 - the lust of the flesh

Verse 26

by: Proverbs 5:10, Proverbs 29:3, Proverbs 29:8, Luke 15:13-15, Luke 15:30

a piece: 1 Samuel 2:36

the adulteress: Heb. the woman of a man, or, a man's wife, hunt. Genesis 39:14, Ezekiel 13:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 39:10 - as she spake Judges 14:15 - Entice Judges 16:6 - General 2 Kings 1:14 - let my life Proverbs 2:18 - General Proverbs 9:18 - the dead

Verse 27

Job 31:9-12, Hosea 7:4-7, James 3:5

Reciprocal: Job 31:12 - General Proverbs 5:8 - General

Verse 28

Reciprocal: Proverbs 5:8 - General

Verse 29

he that: Genesis 12:18, Genesis 12:19, Leviticus 20:10, 2 Samuel 11:3, 2 Samuel 11:4, 2 Samuel 12:9, 2 Samuel 12:10, 2 Samuel 16:21, Jeremiah 5:8, Jeremiah 5:9, Ezekiel 22:11, Malachi 3:5

toucheth: Genesis 20:4-7, Genesis 26:10, Genesis 26:11, 1 Corinthians 7:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 12:15 - taken Genesis 39:8 - refused Genesis 39:9 - how then Leviticus 18:20 - General Ruth 2:9 - touch thee Job 31:11 - an heinous Proverbs 5:9 - General

Verse 30

Reciprocal: Exodus 22:7 - if the thief be found Leviticus 6:5 - restore Proverbs 30:9 - or Jeremiah 2:26 - the thief

Verse 31

if: Exodus 22:1, Exodus 22:3, Exodus 22:4, 2 Samuel 12:6, Job 20:18, Luke 19:8

he shall give: Matthew 18:25

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:15 - sevenfold Exodus 22:7 - if the thief be found Leviticus 6:5 - restore Job 20:10 - his hands Proverbs 8:21 - to inherit Proverbs 30:9 - or Song of Solomon 8:7 - if a man Jeremiah 2:26 - the thief

Verse 32

lacketh: Proverbs 7:7, Genesis 39:9, Genesis 39:10, Genesis 41:39, Ecclesiastes 7:25, Ecclesiastes 7:26, Jeremiah 5:8, Jeremiah 5:21, Romans 1:22-24

understanding: Heb. heart, Hosea 4:11, Hosea 4:12

destroyeth: Proverbs 2:18, Proverbs 2:19, Proverbs 5:22, Proverbs 5:23, Proverbs 7:22, Proverbs 7:23, Proverbs 8:36, Proverbs 9:16-18, Ezekiel 18:31, Hosea 13:9, Hebrews 13:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 39:8 - refused Deuteronomy 5:18 - General 2 Samuel 12:10 - hast taken Job 24:15 - eye Job 34:10 - understanding Proverbs 9:4 - General Proverbs 10:13 - understanding Proverbs 12:11 - he that followeth Proverbs 29:24 - hateth Hosea 7:11 - without Matthew 5:27 - Thou

Verse 33

A wound: Proverbs 5:9-11, Judges 16:19-21, Psalms 38:1-8, Psalms 51:8

and his: Genesis 49:4, 1 Kings 15:5, Nehemiah 13:26, Psalms 51:1, *title Matthew 1:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 38:23 - lest we Genesis 39:8 - refused Deuteronomy 5:18 - General 2 Samuel 12:10 - hast taken Proverbs 7:26 - General

Verse 34

Proverbs 27:4, Numbers 5:14, Numbers 25:11, Judges 19:29, Judges 19:30, Song of Solomon 8:6, 1 Corinthians 10:22

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:25 - Simeon Genesis 34:31 - General Genesis 39:19 - his wrath Exodus 20:5 - for I Deuteronomy 29:20 - will not spare 2 Samuel 11:5 - I am with child Isaiah 13:17 - shall not regard Ezekiel 23:25 - I will set

Verse 35

regard: Heb. accept the face of, Proverbs 4:3, Proverbs 7:13, Proverbs 8:25, 2 Kings 5:1, *marg. Isaiah 2:9, Malachi 2:9, *marg.

Reciprocal: Genesis 32:20 - of me Genesis 34:25 - Simeon Genesis 39:19 - his wrath Exodus 20:5 - for I Leviticus 15:20 - General 1 Kings 20:39 - or else Proverbs 5:10 - strangers Proverbs 13:8 - ransom Song of Solomon 8:7 - if a man Isaiah 13:17 - shall not regard

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 6". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/proverbs-6.html.