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Proverbs 5:1 ←
My son, give attention to my wisdom; let your ear be turned to my teaching:
Proverbs 5:2 ←
So that you may be ruled by a wise purpose, and your lips may keep knowledge.
Proverbs 5:3 ←
For honey is dropping from the lips of the strange woman, and her mouth is smoother than oil;
Proverbs 5:4 ←
But her end is bitter as wormwood, and sharp as a two-edged sword;
Proverbs 5:5 ←
Her feet go down to death, and her steps to the underworld;
Proverbs 5:6 ←
She never keeps her mind on the road of life; her ways are uncertain, she has no knowledge.
Proverbs 5:7 ←
Give ear to me then, my sons, and do not put away my words from you.
Proverbs 5:8 ←
Go far away from her, do not come near the door of her house;
Proverbs 5:9 ←
For fear that you may give your honour to others, and your wealth to strange men:
Proverbs 5:10 ←
And strange men may be full of your wealth, and the fruit of your work go to the house of others;
Proverbs 5:11 ←
And you will be full of grief at the end of your life, when your flesh and your body are wasted;
Proverbs 5:12 ←
And you will say, How was teaching hated by me, and my heart put no value on training;
Proverbs 5:13 ←
I did not give attention to the voice of my teachers, my ear was not turned to those who were guiding me!
Proverbs 5:14 ←
I was in almost all evil in the company of the people.
Proverbs 5:15 ←
Let water from your store and not that of others be your drink, and running water from your fountain.
Proverbs 5:16 ←
Let not your springs be flowing in the streets, or your streams of water in the open places.
Proverbs 5:17 ←
Let them be for yourself only, not for other men with you.
Proverbs 5:18 ←
Let blessing be on your fountain; have joy in the wife of your early years.
Proverbs 5:19 ←
As a loving hind and a gentle doe, let her breasts ever give you rapture; let your passion at all times be moved by her love.
Proverbs 5:20 ←
Why let yourself, my son, go out of the way with a strange woman, and take another woman in your arms?
Proverbs 5:21 ←
For a man's ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and he puts all his goings in the scales.
Proverbs 5:22 ←
The evil-doer will be taken in the net of his crimes, and prisoned in the cords of his sin.
Proverbs 5:23 ←
He will come to his end for need of teaching; he is so foolish that he will go wandering from the right way.