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Proverbs 5 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Warning Against Adultery

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My son, pay attention to my wisdom,

Incline your ear to my discernment;

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That you may keep discretion

And that your lips may guard knowledge.

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For the lips of a strange woman drip honey

And smoother than oil is her [fn]speech;

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But her end is bitter as wormwood,

Sharp as a two-edged sword.

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Her feet go down to death,

Her steps take hold of Sheol,

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Lest she watch the path of life;

Her tracks are unstable, she does not know it.

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So now, my sons, listen to me

And do not turn away from the words of my mouth.

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Keep your way far from her

And do not go near the door of her house,

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Lest you give your splendor to others

And your years to the cruel one;

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Lest strangers be satisfied by your strength

And by your painful labor, those in the house of a foreigner;

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And you groan at your [fn]end,

When your flesh and your body are consumed;

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And you say, “How I have hated discipline!

And my heart spurned reproof!

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“I have not listened to the voice of my instructors,

And I have not inclined my ear to my teachers!

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“I was almost in utter ruin

In the midst of the assembly and congregation.”

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Drink water from your own cistern

And [fn]fresh water from your own well.

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Should your springs be dispersed abroad,

Streams of water in the streets?

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Let them be for you alone,

And not for strangers with you.

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Let your fountain be blessed,

And be glad in the wife of your youth.

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As a loving hind and a graceful doe,

Let her breasts satisfy you at all times;

Be [fn]intoxicated always with her love.

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So why should you, my son, be intoxicated with a strange woman

And embrace the bosom of a foreign woman?

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For the ways of a man are before the eyes of Yahweh,

And He watches all his tracks.

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His own iniquities will capture him who is the wicked one,

And with the cords of his sin he will be held fast.

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He will die for lack of discipline,

And in the abundance of his [fn]folly he will [fn]stumble in intoxication.

LSB Footnotes
Lit palate
Or latter
Lit flowing
Or exhilarated
A lack of wisdom due to negligence or carelessness; the activity of an ignorant fool
Or go astray

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All rights reserved. Managed in partnership with Three Sixteen Publishing Inc.

For more information on this translation, see the LSB Preface.

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