"I was almost in utterruin In the midst of the assembly and congregation."
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?
For the 8ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He 9watchesall his paths.
His 10own iniquities will capture the wicked, And he will be held with the cords of his sin.
He will 11die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he will goastray.