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Proverbs 5 NAS

Pitfalls of Immorality

1 My son, 1give attention to my wisdom, 2Incline your ear to my understanding;

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2 That you may 3observe discretion And your 4lips may reserve knowledge.

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3 For the lips of an 5adulteress 6drip honey And 7smoother than oil is her speech;

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    • a 5:3 - Lit "strange woman"
    • b 5:3 - Lit "palate"
      4 But in the end she is 8bitter as wormwood, 9Sharp as a two-edged sword.

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      5 Her feet 10go down to death, Her steps take hold of Sheol.

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      6 She does not ponder the 11path of life; Her ways are 12unstable, she 13does not know it.

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        • c 5:6 - Lit "That she not watch"
          7 14Now then, my sons, listen to me And 15do not depart from the words of my mouth.

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          8 16Keep your way far from her And do not go near the 17door of her house,

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          9 Or you will give your vigor to others And your years to the cruel one;
          10 And strangers will be filled with your strength And your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien;
          11 And you groan at your final end, When your flesh and your body are consumed;

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            • d 5:11 - Or "latter"
              12 And you say, "How I have 18hated instruction! And my heart 19spurned reproof!

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              13 "I have not listened to the voice of my 20teachers, Nor inclined my ear to my instructors!

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              14 "I was almost in utter ruin In the midst of the assembly and congregation."
              15 Drink water from your own cistern And fresh water from your own well.

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                • e 5:15 - Lit "flowing"
                  16 Should your 21springs be dispersed abroad, Streams of water in the streets?

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                  17 Let them be yours alone And not for strangers with you.
                  18 Let your 22fountain be blessed, And 23rejoice in the 24wife of your youth.

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                  19 As a loving 25hind and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love.

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                    • f 5:19 - Lit "intoxicated"
                      20 For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an 26adulteress And embrace the bosom of a 27foreigner?

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                        • g 5:20 - Lit "strange woman"
                          21 For the 28ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He 29watches all his paths.

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                          22 His 30own iniquities will capture the wicked, And he will be held with the cords of his sin.

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                          23 He will 31die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.

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                          • a 5:3 - Lit "strange woman"
                          • b 5:3 - Lit "palate"
                          • c 5:6 - Lit "That she not watch"
                          • d 5:11 - Or "latter"
                          • e 5:15 - Lit "flowing"
                          • f 5:19 - Lit "intoxicated"
                          • g 5:20 - Lit "strange woman"