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Proverbs 5

Proverbs 5:1  
My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:

Proverbs 5:2  
That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

Proverbs 5:3  
For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

Proverbs 5:4  
But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.

Proverbs 5:5  
Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

Proverbs 5:6  
Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.

Proverbs 5:7  
Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 5:8  
Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:

Proverbs 5:9  
Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:

Proverbs 5:10  
Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;

Proverbs 5:11  
And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

Proverbs 5:12  
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

Proverbs 5:13  
And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

Proverbs 5:14  
I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.

Proverbs 5:15  
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.

Proverbs 5:16  
Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.

Proverbs 5:17  
Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.

Proverbs 5:18  
Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.

Proverbs 5:19  
Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

Proverbs 5:20  
And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

Proverbs 5:21  
For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.

Proverbs 5:22  
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

Proverbs 5:23  
He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.


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