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Proverbs 5

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.


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