Proverbs 5
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1My son! Give attention to my wisdom, "" Incline your ear to my understanding,

2To observe thoughtfulness, "" And your lips keep knowledge.

3For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, "" And her mouth [is] smoother than oil,

4And her latter end [is] bitter as wormwood, "" Sharp as a sword [with] mouths.

5Her feet are going down to death, "" Her steps take hold of Sheol.

6The path of life—lest you ponder, "" Her paths have moved—you do not know.

7And now, you sons, listen to me, "" And do not turn from sayings of my mouth.

8Keep your way far from off her, "" And do not come near to the opening of her house,

9Lest you give your splendor to others, "" And your years to the fierce,

10Lest strangers be filled [with] your power, "" And your labors in the house of a stranger,

11And you have howled in your latter end, "" In the consumption of your flesh and your food,

12And have said, “How I have hated instruction, "" And my heart has despised reproof,

13And I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, "" And have not inclined my ear to my teachers.

14As a little thing I have been all evil, "" In the midst of an assembly and a congregation.”

15Drink waters out of your own cistern, "" Even flowing ones out of your own well.

16Let your fountains be scattered abroad, "" In broad places streams of waters.

17Let them be to you for yourself, "" And not to strangers with you.

18Let your fountain be blessed, "" And rejoice because of the wife of your youth,

19A doe of loves, and a roe of grace! Let her loves satisfy you at all times, "" Magnify yourself in her love continually.

20And why do you magnify yourself, "" My son, with a stranger? And embrace the bosom of a strange woman?

21For the ways of each are before the eyes of YHWH, "" And He is pondering all his paths.

22His own iniquities capture the wicked, "" And he is holden with the ropes of his sin.

23He dies without instruction, "" And magnifies himself in the abundance of his folly!

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