My son, a if you become surety for your friend,
If you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,
You are snared by the words of your mouth;
You are taken by the words of your mouth.
So do this, my son, and deliver yourself;
For you have come into the hand of your friend:
Go and humble yourself;
Plead with your friend.
b Give no sleep to your eyes,
Nor slumber to your eyelids.
Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,
And like a bird from the hand of the fowler.
c Go to the ant, you sluggard!
Consider her ways and be wise,
Which, having no captain,
Overseer or ruler,
Provides her supplies in the summer,
And gathers her food in the harvest.
d How long will you slumber, O sluggard?
When will you rise from your sleep?
A little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to sleep -
e So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler,
And your need like an armed man.
A worthless person, a wicked man,
Walks with a perverse mouth;
f He winks with his eyes,
He shuffles his feet,
He points with his fingers;
Perversity is in his heart,
g He devises evil continually,
h He sows discord.
Therefore his calamity shall come i suddenly;
Suddenly he shall j be broken k without remedy.
These six things the LORD hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
l A proud look,
m A lying tongue,
n Hands that shed innocent blood,
o A heart that devises wicked plans,
p Feet that are swift in running to evil,
q A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who r sows discord among brethren.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
He who is surety for a stranger will suffer, But one who hates being surety is secure.
I will not give sleep to my eyes Or slumber to my eyelids.
But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; And the birds of the air, and they will tell you.
A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest.
So shall your poverty come like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.
He who has a slack hand becomes poor, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
Why does your heart carry you away, And what do your eyes wink at.
Let them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies; Nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause.
He who winks with the eye causes trouble, But a prating fool will fall.
Do not devise evil against your neighbor, For he dwells by you for safety's sake.
Woe to those who devise iniquity, And work out evil on their beds! At morning light they practice it, Because it is in the power of their hand.
A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.
For their calamity will rise suddenly, And who knows the ruin those two can bring?
Therefore this iniquity shall be to you Like a breach ready to fall, A bulge in a high wall, Whose breaking comes suddenly, in an instant.
1 Thessalonians 5:3
For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.
And say to them, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Even so I will break this people and this city, as one breaks a potter's vessel, which cannot be made whole again; and they shall bury them in Tophet till there is no place to bury.
2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, till there was no remedy.
Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, Him I will destroy; The one who has a haughty look and a proud heart, Him I will not endure.
A haughty look, a proud heart, And the plowing of the wicked are sin.
Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips And from a deceitful tongue.
Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal truthfully are His delight.
Lest innocent blood be shed in the midst of your land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, and thus guilt of bloodshed be upon you.
A man burdened with bloodshed will flee into a pit; Let no one help him.
When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; Even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood.
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Mark 14:43 - 46
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2 Kings 5:20 - 27
But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, "Look, my master has spared Naaman this Syrian, while not receiving from his hands what he brought; but as the LORD lives, I will run after him and take something from him.
Their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; Wasting and destruction are in their paths.
Their feet are swift to shed blood.
Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence.
A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who speaks lies will not escape.
A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who speaks lies shall perish.
Matthew 26:59 - 66
Now the chief priests, the elders, and all the council sought false testimony against Jesus to put Him to death.
Perversity is in his heart, He devises evil continually, He sows discord.
1 Corinthians 1:11 - 13
For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe's household, that there are contentions among you.