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Proverbs 5

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