Proverbs 5:1

Warning Against Adultery

1 1My son, be attentive to my wisdom; 2incline your ear to my understanding,

Proverbs 5:1 In-Context

1 My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to my understanding,
2 that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge.
3 For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil,
4 but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to Sheol;

Cross References 2

  • 1. Proverbs 4:20; [Proverbs 2:1, 2]
  • 2. Proverbs 22:17
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