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 ?