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Proverbs 5

YLT 1 My son! to my wisdom give attention, To mine understanding incline thine ear, NIV 1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight, YLT 2 To observe thoughtfulness, And knowledge do thy lips keep. NIV 2 that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge. YLT 3 For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, And smoother than oil [is] her mouth, NIV 3 For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; YLT 4 And her latter end [is] bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a sword [with] mouths. NIV 4 but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. YLT 5 Her feet are going down to death, Sheol do her steps take hold of. NIV 5 Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. YLT 6 The path of life -- lest thou ponder, Moved have her paths -- thou knowest not. NIV 6 She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths are crooked, but she knows it not. YLT 7 And now, ye sons, hearken to me, And turn not from sayings of my mouth. NIV 7 Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say. YLT 8 Keep far from off her thy way, And come not near unto the opening of her house, NIV 8 Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house, YLT 9 Lest thou give to others thy honour, And thy years to the fierce, NIV 9 lest you give your best strength to others and your years to one who is cruel, YLT 10 Lest strangers be filled [with] thy power, And thy labours in the house of a stranger, NIV 10 lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich another man's house. YLT 11 And thou hast howled in thy latter end, In the consumption of thy flesh and thy food, NIV 11 At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent. YLT 12 And hast said, `How have I hated instruction, And reproof hath my heart despised, NIV 12 You will say, "How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction! YLT 13 And I have not hearkened to the voice of my directors, And to my teachers have not inclined mine ear. NIV 13 I would not obey my teachers or listen to my instructors. YLT 14 As a little thing I have been all evil, In the midst of an assembly and a company. NIV 14 I have come to the brink of utter ruin in the midst of the whole assembly." YLT 15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, Even flowing ones out of thine own well. NIV 15 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. YLT 16 Let thy fountains be scattered abroad, In broad places rivulets of waters. NIV 16 Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? YLT 17 Let them be to thee for thyself, And not to strangers with thee. NIV 17 Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. YLT 18 Let thy fountain be blessed, And rejoice because of the wife of thy youth, NIV 18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. YLT 19 A hind of loves, and a roe of grace! Let her loves satisfy thee at all times, In her love magnify thyself continually. NIV 19 A loving doe, a graceful deer-- may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love. YLT 20 And why dost thou magnify thyself, My son, with a stranger? And embrace the bosom of a strange woman? NIV 20 Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another man's wife? YLT 21 For over-against the eyes of Jehovah are the ways of each, And all his paths He is pondering. NIV 21 For a man's ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all his paths. YLT 22 His own iniquities do capture the wicked, And with the ropes of his sin he is holden. NIV 22 The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. YLT 23 He dieth without instruction, And in the abundance of his folly magnifieth himself! NIV 23 He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly.