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Proverbs 5

DBY 1 My son, attend unto my wisdom, incline thine ear to my understanding; NIV 1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom, turn your ear to my words of insight, DBY 2 that thou mayest keep reflection, and that thy lips may preserve knowledge. NIV 2 that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge. DBY 3 For the lips of the strange woman drop honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil; NIV 3 For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; DBY 4 but her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. NIV 4 but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. DBY 5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on Sheol. NIV 5 Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. DBY 6 Lest she should ponder the path of life, her ways wander, she knoweth not [whither]. NIV 6 She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it. DBY 7 And now, children, hearken unto me, and depart not from the words of my mouth. NIV 7 Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say. DBY 8 Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house: NIV 8 Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house, DBY 9 lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel; NIV 9 lest you lose your honor to others and your dignity to one who is cruel, DBY 10 lest strangers be filled with thy wealth, and the fruits of thy toil [come] into the house of a stranger; NIV 10 lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich the house of another. DBY 11 and thou mourn in thine end, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed; NIV 11 At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent. DBY 12 and thou say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof! NIV 12 You will say, “How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction! DBY 13 and I have not hearkened unto the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to those that instructed me; NIV 13 I would not obey my teachers or turn my ear to my instructors. DBY 14 I was well nigh in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly. NIV 14 And I was soon in serious trouble in the assembly of God’s people.” DBY 15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. NIV 15 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. DBY 16 Thy fountains shall be poured forth, as water-brooks in the broadways. NIV 16 Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? DBY 17 Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee. NIV 17 Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. DBY 18 Let thy fountain be blessed; and have joy of the wife of thy youth. NIV 18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. DBY 19 As a lovely hind and a graceful roe, let her breasts satisfy thee at all times: be thou ravished continually with her love. NIV 19 A loving doe, a graceful deer— may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love. DBY 20 And why shouldest thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger? NIV 20 Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife? Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman? DBY 21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of Jehovah, and he pondereth all his paths. NIV 21 For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths. DBY 22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sin. NIV 22 The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast. DBY 23 He shall die for want of discipline; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray. NIV 23 For lack of discipline they will die, led astray by their own great folly.

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