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Proverbs 5

CEB 1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom. Bend your ear to what I know, NIV 1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight, CEB 2 so you might remain discreet, and your lips might guard knowledge. NIV 2 that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge. CEB 3 The lips of a mysterious woman drip honey, and her tongue is smoother than oil, NIV 3 For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; CEB 4 but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. NIV 4 but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. CEB 5 Her feet go down to death; her steps lead to the grave. NIV 5 Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. CEB 6 She doesn't stay on the way of life. Her paths wander, but she doesn't know it. NIV 6 She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths are crooked, but she knows it not. CEB 7 Now children, listen to me, and don't deviate from the words of my mouth. NIV 7 Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say. CEB 8 Stay on a path that is far from her; don't approach the entrance to her house. NIV 8 Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house, CEB 9 Otherwise, you will give your strength to others, your years to a cruel person. NIV 9 lest you give your best strength to others and your years to one who is cruel, CEB 10 Otherwise, strangers will sap your strength, and your hard work will end up in a foreigner's house. NIV 10 lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich another man's house. CEB 11 You will groan at the end when your body and flesh are exhausted, NIV 11 At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent. CEB 12 and you say, "How I hated instruction! How my heart despised correction! NIV 12 You will say, "How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction! CEB 13 I didn't listen to the voice of my instructor. I didn't obey my teacher. NIV 13 I would not obey my teachers or listen to my instructors. CEB 14 I'm on the brink of utter ruin in the assembled community." NIV 14 I have come to the brink of utter ruin in the midst of the whole assembly." CEB 15 Drink water from your own cistern, gushing water from your own well. NIV 15 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. CEB 16 Should your fountains flood outside, streams of water in the public squares? NIV 16 Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? CEB 17 They are yours alone, not for you as well as strangers. NIV 17 Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. CEB 18 May your spring be blessed. Rejoice in the wife of your youth. NIV 18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. CEB 19 She is a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts intoxicate you all the time; always be drunk on her love. NIV 19 A loving doe, a graceful deer-- may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love. CEB 20 Why, my son, should you lose your senses with a mysterious woman and embrace the breasts of a foreign female? NIV 20 Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another man's wife? CEB 21 The LORD's eyes watch over every person's path, observing all their ways. NIV 21 For a man's ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all his paths. CEB 22 The wicked will be caught by their own evil acts, grabbed by the ropes of their own sin. NIV 22 The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. CEB 23 Those without instruction will die, misled by their own stupidity. NIV 23 He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly.