Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares?
Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers.
May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
References for Proverbs 5:18
A loving doe, a graceful deer— may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
References for Proverbs 5:19
Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife? Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman?
For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths.
References for Proverbs 5:21
The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast.
References for Proverbs 5:22
For lack of discipline they will die, led astray by their own great folly.
References for Proverbs 5:23