Proverbs 5:1-10 (New International Version)

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Warning Against Adultery

1 My son,1 pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words2 of insight, 2 that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge. 3 For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil;3 4 but in the end she is bitter as gall,4 sharp as a double-edged sword. 5 Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.a5 6 She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths are crooked, but she knows it not.6 7 Now then, my sons, listen7 to me; do not turn aside from what I say. 8 Keep to a path far from her,8 do not go near the door of her house, 9 lest you give your best strength to others and your years to one who is cruel, 10 lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich another man's house.9
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