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Proverbs 5:19 ASV
[As] a loving hind and a pleasant doe, Let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; And be thou ravished always with her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 BBE
As a loving hind and a gentle doe, let her breasts ever give you rapture; let your passion at all times be moved by her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 CEB
She is a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts intoxicate you all the time; always be drunk on her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 CJB
a lovely deer, a graceful fawn; let her breasts satisfy you at all times, always be infatuated with her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 RHE
Let her be thy dearest hind, and most agreeable fawn: let her breasts inebriate thee at all times: be thou delighted continually with her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 ESV
a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 GW
a loving doe and a graceful deer. Always let her breasts satisfy you. Always be intoxicated with her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 GNT
pretty and graceful as a deer. Let her charms keep you happy; let her surround you with her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 HNV
A loving hind and a pleasant doe -- Let her breasts satisfy you at all times. Be captivated always with her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 CSB
A loving doe, a graceful fawn- let her breasts always satisfy you; be lost in her love forever.
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Proverbs 5:19 KJV
Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 LEB
[She is] a deer of love and a doe of grace; may her breasts satisfy you {always}; by her love may you be intoxicated continually.
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Proverbs 5:19 NAS
As a loving hind and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 NCV
She is as lovely and graceful as a deer. Let her love always make you happy; let her love always hold you captive.
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Proverbs 5:19 NIRV
She is like a loving doe, a graceful deer. May her breasts always satisfy you. May you always be captured by her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 NIV
A loving doe, a graceful deer-- may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 NKJV
As a loving deer and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; And always be enraptured with her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 NLT
She is a loving doe, a graceful deer. Let her breasts satisfy you always. May you always be captivated by her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 NRS
a lovely deer, a graceful doe. May her breasts satisfy you at all times; may you be intoxicated always by her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 RSV
a lovely hind, a graceful doe. Let her affection fill you at all times with delight, be infatuated always with her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 DBY
As a lovely hind and a graceful roe, let her breasts satisfy thee at all times: be thou ravished continually with her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 MSG
Lovely as an angel, beautiful as a rose - don't ever quit taking delight in her body. Never take her love for granted!
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Proverbs 5:19 WBT
[Let her be as] the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 TMB
Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times, and be thou ravished always with her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 TNIV
A loving doe, a graceful deer-- may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 WEB
A loving hind and a pleasant doe -- Let her breasts satisfy you at all times. Be captivated always with her love.
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Proverbs 5:19 WYC
An hind most dearworthy; and an hart calf most acceptable. Her teats fill thee in all time; and delight thou continually in the love of her. (She is like a most dearworthy deer; and a most acceptable hart calf. Let her breasts fulfill, or satisfy, thee at all times; and delight thou continually in her love.)
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Proverbs 5:19 YLT
A hind of loves, and a roe of grace! Let her loves satisfy thee at all times, In her love magnify thyself continually.
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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.