My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen closely to my understanding
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so that [you] may maintain discretion and your lips safeguard knowledge.
Though the lips of the forbidden woman drip honey and her words are smoother than oil,
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in the end she's as bitter as wormwood and as sharp as a double-edged sword.
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Her feet go down to death; her steps head straight for Sheol.
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She doesn't consider the path of life; she doesn't know that her ways are unstable.
So now, [my] sons, listen to me, and don't turn away from the words of my mouth.
Keep your way far from her. Don't go near the door of her house.
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Otherwise, you will give up your vitality to others and your years to someone cruel;
strangers will drain your resources, and your earnings will end up in a foreigner's house.
At the end of your life, you will lament when your physical body has been consumed,
and you will say, "How I hated discipline, and how my heart despised correction.
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I didn't obey my teachers or listen closely to my mentors.
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I was on the verge of complete ruin before the entire community."
Drink water from your own cistern, water flowing from your own well.
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Should your springs flow in the streets, streams of water in the public squares?
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They should be for you alone and not for you [to share] with strangers.
Let your fountain be blessed, and take pleasure in the wife of your youth.
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A loving doe, a graceful fawn- let her breasts always satisfy you; be lost in her love forever.
Why, my son, would you be infatuated with a forbidden woman or embrace the breast of a stranger?
For a man's ways are before the Lord's eyes, and He considers all his paths.
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A wicked man's iniquities entrap him; he is entangled in the ropes of his own sin.
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He will die because there is no instruction, and be lost because of his great stupidity.