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Proverbs 5 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Pitfalls of Immorality

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:1 - My son, pay attention to my wisdom,
Incline your ear to my understanding,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:2 - So that you may maintain discretion
And your lips may comply with knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:3 - For the lips of an [fn]adulteress drip honey,
And her [fn]speech is smoother than oil;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:4 - But in the end she is bitter as wormwood,
Sharp as a two-edged sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:5 - Her feet go down to death,
Her steps take hold of Sheol.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:6 - [fn]She does not ponder the path of life;
Her ways are unstable, she does not know it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:7 - Now then, my sons, listen to me
And do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:8 - Keep your way far from her,
And do not go near the door of her house,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:9 - Otherwise you will give your vigor to others,
And your years to the cruel one;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:10 - And strangers will be filled with your strength,
And your hard-earned possessions will go to the house of a foreigner;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:11 - And you will groan [fn]in [fn]the end,
When your flesh and your body are consumed;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:12 - And you say, “How I hated instruction!
And my heart disdainfully rejected rebuke!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:13 - “I did not listen to the voice of my teachers,
Nor incline my ear to my instructors!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:14 - “I was almost in total ruin
In the midst of the assembly and congregation.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:15 - Drink water from your own cistern,
And [fn]fresh water from your own well.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:16 - Should your springs overflow into the street,
Streams of water in the public squares?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:17 - Let them be yours alone,
And not for strangers with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:18 - Let your fountain be blessed,
And rejoice in the wife of your youth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:19 - Like a loving doe and a graceful mountain goat,
Let her breasts satisfy you at all times;
Be [fn]exhilarated always with her love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:20 - For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an [fn]adulteress,
And embrace the breasts of a foreigner?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:21 - For the ways of everyone are before the eyes of the LORD,
And He observes all his paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:22 - His own wrongdoings will trap the wicked,
And he will be held by the ropes of his sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:23 - He will die for lack of instruction,
And in the greatness of his foolishness he will go astray.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit strange woman
Lit palate
Lit strange woman
Lit palate
Lit That she not watch
Lit That she not watch
Or at
Lit your end
Or at
Lit your end
Lit flowing
Lit flowing
Lit intoxicated
Lit intoxicated
Lit strange woman
Lit strange woman

New American Standard Bible 2020
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