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Proverbs 5 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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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!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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