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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:1 - My son! to my wisdom give attention, To mine understanding incline thine ear,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:2 - To observe thoughtfulness, And knowledge do thy lips keep.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:3 - For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, And smoother than oil is her mouth,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:4 - And her latter end is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a sword with mouths.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:5 - Her feet are going down to death, Sheol do her steps take hold of.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:6 - The path of life -- lest thou ponder, Moved have her paths -- thou knowest not.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:7 - And now, ye sons, hearken to me, And turn not from sayings of my mouth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:8 - Keep far from off her thy way, And come not near unto the opening of her house,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:9 - Lest thou give to others thy honour, And thy years to the fierce,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:10 - Lest strangers be filled with thy power, And thy labours in the house of a stranger,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:11 - And thou hast howled in thy latter end, In the consumption of thy flesh and thy food,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:12 - And hast said, 'How have I hated instruction, And reproof hath my heart despised,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:13 - And I have not hearkened to the voice of my directors, And to my teachers have not inclined mine ear.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:14 - As a little thing I have been all evil, In the midst of an assembly and a company.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:15 - Drink waters out of thine own cistern, Even flowing ones out of thine own well.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:16 - Let thy fountains be scattered abroad, In broad places rivulets of waters.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:17 - Let them be to thee for thyself, And not to strangers with thee.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:18 - Let thy fountain be blessed, And rejoice because of the wife of thy youth,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:19 - A hind of loves, and a roe of grace! Let her loves satisfy thee at all times, In her love magnify thyself continually.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:20 - And why dost thou magnify thyself, My son, with a stranger? And embrace the bosom of a strange woman?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:21 - For over-against the eyes of Jehovah are the ways of each, And all his paths He is pondering.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:22 - His own iniquities do capture the wicked, And with the ropes of his sin he is holden.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:23 - He dieth without instruction, And in the abundance of his folly magnifieth himself!

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