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Proverbs 5 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Warning Against Adultery

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:1 - My son, pay attention to my wisdom, turn your ear to my words of insight,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:2 - that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:3 - For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:4 - but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:5 - Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:6 - She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:7 - Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:8 - Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:9 - lest you lose your honor to others and your dignity[fn] to one who is cruel,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:10 - lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich the house of another.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:11 - At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:12 - You will say, “How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:13 - I would not obey my teachers or turn my ear to my instructors.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:14 - And I was soon in serious trouble in the assembly of God’s people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:15 - Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:16 - Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:17 - Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:18 - May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:19 - A loving doe, a graceful deer— may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:20 - Why, my son, be intoxicated with another man’s wife? Why embrace the bosom of a wayward woman?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:21 - For your ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all your paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:22 - The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:23 - For lack of discipline they will die, led astray by their own great folly.
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