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1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom, turn your ear to my words of insight, 1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight,
2 that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge. 2 that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.
3 For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; 3 For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil;
4 but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. 4 but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. 5 Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.
6 She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it. 6 She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths are crooked, but she knows it not.
7 Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say. 7 Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say.
8 Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house, 8 Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house,
9 lest you lose your honor to others and your dignity to one who is cruel, 9 lest you give your best strength to others and your years to one who is cruel,
10 lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich the house of another. 10 lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich another man's house.
11 At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent. 11 At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent.
12 You will say, "How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction! 12 You will say, "How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction!
13 I would not obey my teachers or turn my ear to my instructors. 13 I would not obey my teachers or listen to my instructors.
14 And I was soon in serious trouble in the assembly of God's people." 14 I have come to the brink of utter ruin in the midst of the whole assembly."
15 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. 15 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well.
16 Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? 16 Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares?
17 Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. 17 Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers.
18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. 18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
19 A loving doe, a graceful deer-- may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love. 19 A loving doe, a graceful deer-- may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love.
20 Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man's wife? Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman? 20 Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another man's wife?
21 For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths. 21 For a man's ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all his paths.
22 The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast. 22 The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast.
23 For lack of discipline they will die, led astray by their own great folly. 23 He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly.