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Proverbs 5 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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My son, pay attention to my wisdom;
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Then you will show discernment,
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For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey,
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But in the end she is as bitter as poison,
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Her feet go down to death;
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For she cares nothing about the path to life.
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Stay away from her!
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If you do, you will lose your honor
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Strangers will consume your wealth,
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In the end you will groan in anguish
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I have come to the brink of utter ruin,
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Drink water from your own well—
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Why spill the water of your springs in the streets,
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She is a loving deer, a graceful doe.
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He will die for lack of self-control;
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Hebrew to Sheol.
Hebrew Drink water from your own cistern, / flowing water from your own well.
Hebrew Why spill your springs in the streets, / your streams in the city squares?

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Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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