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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 That she not watch
Or at
Lit your end
Lit flowing
Lit intoxicated
Lit strange woman
NASB20

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