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Proverbs 5

RSV 1 My son, be attentive to my wisdom, incline your ear to my understanding; NIV 1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight, RSV 2 that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge. NIV 2 that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge. RSV 3 For the lips of a loose woman 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; RSV 4 but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. NIV 4 but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. RSV 5 Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol; NIV 5 Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. RSV 6 she does not take heed to the path of life; her ways wander, and she does not know it. NIV 6 She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths are crooked, but she knows it not. RSV 7 And now, O sons, listen to me, and do not depart from the words of my mouth. NIV 7 Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say. RSV 8 Keep your way far from her, and 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, RSV 9 lest you give your honor to others and your years to the merciless; NIV 9 lest you give your best strength to others and your years to one who is cruel, RSV 10 lest strangers take their fill of your strength, and your labors go to the house of an alien; NIV 10 lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich another man's house. RSV 11 and at the end of your life you groan, when your flesh and body are consumed, NIV 11 At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent. RSV 12 and you say, "How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof! NIV 12 You will say, "How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction! RSV 13 I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my instructors. NIV 13 I would not obey my teachers or listen to my instructors. RSV 14 I was at the point of utter ruin in the assembled congregation." NIV 14 I have come to the brink of utter ruin in the midst of the whole assembly." RSV 15 Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well. NIV 15 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. RSV 16 Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets? NIV 16 Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? RSV 17 Let them be for yourself alone, and not for strangers with you. NIV 17 Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. RSV 18 Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, NIV 18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. RSV 19 a lovely hind, a graceful doe. Let her affection fill you at all times with delight, be infatuated always with her love. NIV 19 A loving doe, a graceful deer-- may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love. RSV 20 Why should you be infatuated, my son, with a loose woman and embrace the bosom of an adventuress? NIV 20 Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another man's wife? RSV 21 For a man's ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and he watches all his paths. NIV 21 For a man's ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all his paths. RSV 22 The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is caught in the toils of his sin. NIV 22 The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. RSV 23 He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is lost. NIV 23 He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly.