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Proverbs 5

NLT 1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen carefully to my wise counsel. NIV 1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight, NLT 2 Then you will learn to be discreet and will store up knowledge. NIV 2 that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge. NLT 3 The lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil. NIV 3 For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; NLT 4 But the result is as bitter as poison, sharp as a double-edged sword. NIV 4 but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. NLT 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. NLT 6 For she does not care about the path to life. She staggers down a crooked trail and doesn't even realize where it leads. NIV 6 She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths are crooked, but she knows it not. NLT 7 So now, my sons, listen to me. Never stray from what I am about to say: NIV 7 Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say. NLT 8 Run from her! Don't 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, NLT 9 If you do, you will lose your honor and hand over to merciless people everything you have achieved in life. NIV 9 lest you give your best strength to others and your years to one who is cruel, NLT 10 Strangers will obtain your wealth, and someone else will enjoy the fruit of your labor. NIV 10 lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich another man's house. NLT 11 Afterward you will groan in anguish when disease consumes your body, NIV 11 At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent. NLT 12 and you will say, "How I hated discipline! If only I had not demanded my own way! NIV 12 You will say, "How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction! NLT 13 Oh, why didn't I listen to my teachers? Why didn't I pay attention to those who gave me instruction? NIV 13 I would not obey my teachers or listen to my instructors. NLT 14 I have come to the brink of utter ruin, and now I must face public disgrace." NIV 14 I have come to the brink of utter ruin in the midst of the whole assembly." NLT 15 Drink water from your own well -- share your love only with your wife. NIV 15 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. NLT 16 Why spill the water of your springs in public, having sex with just anyone? NIV 16 Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? NLT 17 You should reserve it for yourselves. Don't share it with strangers. NIV 17 Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. NLT 18 Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for 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. NLT 19 She is a loving doe, a graceful deer. Let her breasts satisfy you always. May you always 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. NLT 20 Why be captivated, my son, with an immoral woman, or embrace the breasts of an adulterous woman? NIV 20 Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another man's wife? NLT 21 For the LORD sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes. NIV 21 For a man's ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all his paths. NLT 22 An evil man is held captive by his own sins; they are ropes that catch and hold him. NIV 22 The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. NLT 23 He will die for lack of self-control; he will be lost because of his incredible folly. NIV 23 He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly.