7:5 Do not rely on a friend;
do not trust a companion!
Don’t even share secrets with the one who lies in your arms! 1
7:6 For a son thinks his father is a fool,
a daughter challenges 2 her mother,
and a daughter-in-law her mother-in-law;
a man’s enemies are his own servants. 3
7:7 But I will keep watching for the Lord;
I will wait for the God who delivers me.
My God will hear my lament. 4
1 tn Heb “from the one who lies in your arms, guard the doors of your mouth.”
2 tn Heb “rises up against.”
3 tn Heb “the enemies of a man are the men of his house.”
4 tn Heb “me.” In the interest of clarity the nature of the prophet’s cry has been specified as “my lament” in the translation.