Proverbs 5:15-20 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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15 Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well. 15 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well.
16 Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets? 16 Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares?
17 Let them be for yourself alone, and not for strangers with you. 17 Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers.
18 Let your fountain be blessed, and 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 lovely hind, a graceful doe. Let her affection fill you at all times with delight, be infatuated always 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 should you be infatuated, my son, with a loose woman and embrace the bosom of an adventuress? 20 Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another man's wife?