Compare Translations for Proverbs 5:15

Proverbs 5:15 ASV
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, And running waters out of thine own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 BBE
Let water from your store and not that of others be your drink, and running water from your fountain.
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Proverbs 5:15 CEB
Drink water from your own cistern, gushing water from your own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 CJB
Drink the water from your own cistern, fresh water from your own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 RHE
Drink water out of thy own cistern, and the streams of thy own well:
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Proverbs 5:15 ESV
Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 GW
Drink water out of your own cistern and running water from your own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 GNT
Be faithful to your own wife and give your love to her alone.
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Proverbs 5:15 HNV
Drink water out of your own cistern, Running water out of your own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 CSB
Drink water from your own cistern, water flowing from your own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 KJV
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 LEB
Drink water from your [own] cistern and flowing waters from inside your own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 NAS
Drink water from your own cistern And fresh water from your own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 NCV
Be faithful to your own wife, just as you drink water from your own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 NIRV
Drink water from your own well. Drink running water from your own spring.
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Proverbs 5:15 NIV
Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 NKJV
Drink water from your own cistern, And running water from your own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 NLT
Drink water from your own well -- share your love only with your wife.
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Proverbs 5:15 NRS
Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 RSV
Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 DBY
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 MSG
Do you know the saying, "Drink from your own rain barrel, draw water from your own spring-fed well"?
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Proverbs 5:15 WBT
Drink waters out of thy own cistern, and running waters out of thy own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 TMB
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 TNIV
Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 WEB
Drink water out of your own cistern, Running water out of your own well.
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Proverbs 5:15 WYC
Drink thou water of thy cistern, and the floods of thy well. (Drink thou water from thy own cistern, and out-flowings from thy own well.)
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Proverbs 5:15 YLT
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, Even flowing ones out of thine own well.
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Proverbs 5 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 5

Exhortations to wisdom. The evils of licentiousness. (1-14) Remedies against licentiousness, The miserable end of the wicked. (15-23)

Verses 1-14 Solomon cautions all young men, as his children, to abstain from fleshly lusts. Some, by the adulterous woman, here understand idolatry, false doctrine, which tends to lead astray men's minds and manners; but the direct view is to warn against seventh-commandment sins. Often these have been, and still are, Satan's method of drawing men from the worship of God into false religion. Consider how fatal the consequences; how bitter the fruit! Take it any way, it wounds. It leads to the torments of hell. The direct tendency of this sin is to the destruction of body and soul. We must carefully avoid every thing which may be a step towards it. Those who would be kept from harm, must keep out of harm's way. If we thrust ourselves into temptation we mock God when we pray, Lead us not into temptation. How many mischiefs attend this sin! It blasts the reputation; it wastes time; it ruins the estate; it is destructive to health; it will fill the mind with horror. Though thou art merry now, yet sooner or later it will bring sorrow. The convinced sinner reproaches himself, and makes no excuse for his folly. By the frequent acts of sin, the habits of it become rooted and confirmed. By a miracle of mercy true repentance may prevent the dreadful consequences of such sins; but this is not often; far more die as they have lived. What can express the case of the self-ruined sinner in the eternal world, enduring the remorse of his conscience!

Verses 15-23 Lawful marriage is a means God has appointed to keep from these destructive vices. But we are not properly united, except as we attend to God's word, seeking his direction and blessing, and acting with affection. Ever remember, that though secret sins may escape the eyes of our fellow-creatures, yet a man's ways are before the eyes of the Lord, who not only sees, but ponders all his goings. Those who are so foolish as to choose the way of sin, are justly left of God to themselves, to go on in the way to destruction.

Proverbs 5 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 5

Proverbs 5:1-23 . A warning against the seductive arts of wicked women, enforced by considering the advantages of chastity, and the miserable end of the wicked.

1. This connection of wisdom and understanding is frequent ( Proverbs 2:2 , 3:7 ); the first denotes the use of wise means for wise ends; the other, the exercise of a proper discrimination in their discovery.

2. regard--or, "observe."
keep--preserve constantly.

3. (Compare Proverbs 2:16 ). Her enticing promises are deceitful.

4. her end--literally, "her future," in sense of reward, what follows (compare Psalms 37:37 , 73:17 ). Its nature is evinced by the use of figures, opposite those of Proverbs 5:3 . The physical and moral suffering of the deluded profligate are notoriously terrible.

5. feet . . . , steps--that is, course of life ends in death.

6. her ways . . . know--Some prefer, "that she may not ponder the path of life," &c.; but perhaps a better sense is, "her ways are varied, so as to prevent your knowledge of her true character, and so of true happiness."

8, 9. Avoid the slightest temptation.

9. thine honour--in whatever consisting, strength ( Proverbs 3:13 ) or wealth.
thy years--by cutting them off in dissipation.
unto the cruel--for such the sensual are apt to become.

10. wealth--literally, "strength," or the result of it.
labours--the fruit of thy painful exertions ( Psalms 127:2 ). There may be a reference to slavery, a commuted punishment for death due the adulterer ( Deuteronomy 22:22 ).

11. at the last--the end, or reward (compare Proverbs 5:4 ).
mourn--roar in pain.
flesh and . . . body--the whole person under incurable disease.

12-14. The ruined sinner vainly laments his neglect of warning and his sad fate in being brought to public disgrace.

14. evil--for affliction, as in Genesis 19:20 , 49:15 .

15-20. By figures, in which well, cistern, and fountain ( Proverbs 5:15 Proverbs 5:18 ) represent the wife, and rivers of waters ( Proverbs 5:16 ) the children, men are exhorted to constancy and satisfaction in lawful conjugal enjoyments. In Proverbs 5:16 , fountains (in the plural) rather denote the produce or waters of a spring, literally, "what is from a spring," and corresponds with "rivers of waters."

17. only thine own--harlots' children have no known father.

18. wife . . . youth--married in youth.

19. loving . . . roe--other figures for a wife from the well-known beauty of these animals.
breasts--(Compare Solomon 1:13 , Ezekiel 23:3 Ezekiel 23:8 ).
ravished--literally, "intoxicated," that is, fully satisfied.

21. The reason, God's eye is on you,

22, 23. and He will cause sin to bring its punishment.

23. without instruction--literally, "in want of instruction," having refused it (compare Job 13:18 , Hebrews 11:24 ).
go astray--literally, "be drunken." The word "ravished" ( Proverbs 5:19 ) here denotes fulness of punishment.