Proverbs 5:5-15 (New International Version)

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5 Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.a1 6 She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths are crooked, but she knows it not.2 7 Now then, my sons, listen3 to me; do not turn aside from what I say. 8 Keep to a path far from her,4 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.5 11 At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent. 12 You will say, "How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction!6 13 I would not obey my teachers or listen to my instructors. 14 I have come to the brink of utter ruin7 in the midst of the whole assembly."8 15 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well.
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