Pr 5:1My son, be attentive to my wisdom; / Incline your ear to my understanding,

Pr 5:2That you may keep discretion, / And your lips may guard knowledge.

Pr 5:3For the lips of a strange woman drip honey, / And her mouth is smoother than oil;

Pr 5:4But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, / Sharp as a two-edged sword.

Pr 5:5Her feet go down to death; / Her steps hold fast to Sheol.

Pr 5:6She does not make straight the path of life: / Her ways wander, and she does not know it.

Pr 5:7And now, my sons, listen to me, / And do not depart from the words of my mouth.

Pr 5:8Keep your way far from her, / And do not go near the door of her house;

Pr 5:9Lest you give your honor to others, / And your years to the cruel;

Pr 5:10Lest strangers be filled with your wealth, / And your labors go to the house of a foreigner,

Pr 5:11And you mourn at your end, / When your flesh and your body are consumed,

Pr 5:12And you say, How I have hated instruction, / And my heart has despised reproof!

Pr 5:13And I have not listened to the voice of my teachers / Nor inclined my ear to my instructors;

Pr 5:14I was almost into every evil / In the midst of the congregation and assembly.

Pr 5:15Drink waters out of your own cistern, / And running water out of your own well.

Pr 5:16Should your springs be shed forth, / Like streams of water in the streets?

Pr 5:17Let them be yours alone, / And not for strangers with you.

Pr 5:18Let your fountain be blessed, / And rejoice in the wife of your youth,

Pr 5:19A lovely hind and a graceful doe. / Let her breasts satisfy you at all times. / May you be ravished with her love always.

Pr 5:20For why should you be ravished, my son, with a strange woman / And embrace the bosom of an adulteress?

Pr 5:21For the ways of a man are before the eyes of Jehovah, / And He ponders all his paths.

Pr 5:22The wicked man is taken by his own iniquities, / And he is held fast by the cords of his own sin.

Pr 5:23He will die for lack of instruction, / And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.

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