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Proverbs Chapter 5 (Index)

001  My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:

002  That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

003  For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

004  But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.

005  Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

006  Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.

007  Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.

008  Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:

009  Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:

010  Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;

011  And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

012  And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

013  And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

014  I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.

015  Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.

016  Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.

017  Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.

018  Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.

019  Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

020  And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

021  For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.

022  His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

023  He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.