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Do this now, my son, and be set free,
for you have put yourself into the hand of your neighbor.
Go forth. Humble yourself and pressure your neighbor. Bible

“be set free.” Although some verions say, “free yourself,” the person cannot free himself, he has to be set free from the one he made an agreement with.

“hand.” Here, “hand” has the common idiomatic meaning of “power” or “authority.”

“Humble yourself.” The Hebrew is literally, “bring yourself low.” Arrogance and high-mindedness do not help a person win the favor of others.


Commentary for: Proverbs 6:3