15Drinkwater from your own cistern And afreshwater from your own well.
Should your 1springs be dispersedabroad, Streams of water in the streets?
Let them be yours alone And not for strangers with you.
Let your 2fountain be blessed, And 3rejoice in the 4wife of your youth.
As a loving5hind and a gracefuldoe, Let her breastssatisfy you at alltimes; Be bexhilaratedalways with her love.
For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an c6adulteress And embrace the bosom of a 7foreigner?