Proverbs 5 (asv)

Proverbs 5 (asv)

5:1My son, attend unto my wisdom;

Incline thine ear to my understanding:

5:2That thou mayest preserve discretion,

And that thy lips may keep knowledge.

5:3For the lips of a strange woman drop honey,

And her mouth is smoother than oil:

5:4But in the end she is bitter as wormwood,

Sharp as a two-edged sword.

5:5Her feet go down to death;

Her steps take hold on Sheol;

5:6So that she findeth not the level path of life:

Her ways are unstable, and she knoweth it not.

5:7Now therefore, my sons, hearken unto me,

And depart not from the words of my mouth.

5:8Remove thy way far from her,

And come not nigh the door of her house;

5:9Lest thou give thine honor unto others,

And thy years unto the cruel;

5:10Lest strangers be filled with thy strength,

And thy labors be in the house of an alien,

5:11And thou mourn at thy latter end,

When thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

5:12And say, How have I hated instruction,

And my heart despised reproof;

5:13Neither have I obeyed the voice of my teachers,

Nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

5:14I was well-nigh in all evil

In the midst of the assembly and congregation.

5:15Drink waters out of thine own cistern,

And running waters out of thine own well.

5:16Should thy springs be dispersed abroad,

And streams of water in the streets?

5:17Let them be for thyself alone,

And not for strangers with thee.

5:18Let thy fountain be blessed;

And rejoice in the wife of thy youth.

5:19As a loving hind and a pleasant doe,

Let her breasts satisfy thee at all times;

And be thou ravished always with her love.

5:20For why shouldest thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman,

And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?

5:21For the ways of man are before the eyes of Jehovah;

And he maketh level all his paths.

5:22His own iniquities shall take the wicked,

And he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.

5:23He shall die for lack of instruction;

And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.


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