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Proverbs 5 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:1 - My son, pay attention to my wisdom. Turn your ear to my understanding:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:2 - That you may maintain discretion, That your lips may preserve knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:3 - For the lips of an adulteress drip honey. Her mouth is smoother than oil,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:4 - But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, And as sharp as a two-edged sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:5 - Her feet go down to death. Her steps lead straight to She'ol.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:6 - She gives no thought to the way of life. Her ways are crooked, and she doesn't know it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:7 - Now therefore, my sons, listen to me. Don't depart from the words of my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:8 - Remove your way far from her. Don't come near the door of her house,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:9 - Lest you give your honor to others, And your years to the cruel one;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:10 - Lest strangers feast on your wealth, And your labors enrich another man's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:11 - You will groan at your latter end, When your flesh and your body are consumed,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:12 - And say, "How I have hated instruction, And my heart despised reproof;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:13 - Neither have I obeyed the voice of my teachers, Nor turned my ear to those who instructed me!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:14 - I have come to the brink of utter ruin, In the midst of the gathered assembly."
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:15 - Drink water out of your own cistern, Running water out of your own well.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:16 - Should your springs overflow in the streets, Streams of water in the public squares?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:17 - Let them be for yourself alone, Not for strangers with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:18 - Let your spring be blessed. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:19 - A loving doe and a graceful deer -- Let her breasts satisfy you at all times. Be captivated always with her love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:20 - For why should you, my son, be captivated with an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:21 - For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD. He examines all his paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:22 - The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare him. The cords of his sin hold him firmly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:23 - He will die for lack of instruction. In the greatness of his folly, he will go astray.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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