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Proverbs 5 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:1 - My son, be attentive to my wisdom, incline your ear to my understanding;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:2 - that you may keep discretion, and your lips may guard knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:3 - For the lips of a loose woman drip honey, and her 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 follow the path to Sheol;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:6 - she does not take heed to the path of life; her ways wander, and she does not know it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:7 - And now, O sons, listen to me, and do not depart 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 - lest you give your honor to others and your years to the merciless;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:10 - lest strangers take their fill of your strength, and your labors go to the house of an alien;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:11 - and at the end of your life you groan, when your flesh and body are consumed,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:12 - and you say, "How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:13 - I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my instructors.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:14 - I was at the point of utter ruin in the assembled congregation."
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:15 - Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:16 - Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:17 - Let them be for yourself 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 - a lovely hind, a graceful doe. Let her affection fill you at all times with delight, be infatuated always with her love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:20 - Why should you be infatuated, my son, with a loose woman and embrace the bosom of an adventuress?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:21 - For a man's ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and he watches all his paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:22 - The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is caught in the toils of his sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:23 - He dies for lack of discipline, and because of his great folly he is lost.

Downloaded from the Oxford Text Archive and used with permission. The following header is required to be posted:

Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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