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Proverbs 5 (WEBP)

[1] My son, pay attention to my wisdom. Turn your ear to my understanding,
[2] that you may maintain discretion, that your lips may preserve knowledge.
[3] For the lips of an adulteress drip honey. Her mouth is smoother than oil,
[4] but in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, and as sharp as a two-edged sword.
[5] Her feet go down to death. Her steps lead straight to Sheol.
[6] She gives no thought to the way of life. Her ways are crooked, and she doesn’t know it.
[7] Now therefore, my sons, listen to me. Don’t depart from the words of my mouth.
[8] Remove your way far from her. Don’t come near the door of her house,
[9] lest you give your honor to others, and your years to the cruel one;
[10] lest strangers feast on your wealth, and your labors enrich another man’s house.
[11] You will groan at your latter end, when your flesh and your body are consumed,
[12] and say, “How I have hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof.
[13] I haven’t obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor turned my ear to those who instructed me!
[14] I have come to the brink of utter ruin, among the gathered assembly.”
[15] Drink water out of your own cistern, running water out of your own well.
[16] Should your springs overflow in the streets, streams of water in the public squares?
[17] Let them be for yourself alone, not for strangers with you.
[18] Let your spring be blessed. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.
[19] A loving doe and a graceful deer— let her breasts satisfy you at all times. Be captivated always with her love.
[20] For why should you, my son, be captivated with an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another?
[21] For the ways of man are before Yahweh’s eyes. He examines all his paths.
[22] The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare him. The cords of his sin hold him firmly.
[23] He will die for lack of instruction. In the greatness of his folly, he will go astray.

Proverbs 5:5 Sheol is the place of the dead.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Proverbs 5 (KJVS)

[1] My son , attend () unto my wisdom , [and] bow () thine ear to my understanding :
[2] That thou mayest regard () discretion , and [that] thy lips may keep () knowledge .
[3] For the lips of a strange woman () drop () [as] an honeycomb , and her mouth [is] smoother than oil :
[4] But her end is bitter as wormwood , sharp as a twoedged sword .
[5] Her feet go down () to death ; her steps take hold () on hell .
[6] Lest thou shouldest ponder () the path of life , her ways are moveable (), [that] thou canst not know () [them].
[7] Hear () me now therefore, O ye children , and depart () not from the words of my mouth .
[8] Remove thy way far () from her, and come not nigh () the door of her house :
[9] Lest thou give () thine honour unto others , and thy years unto the cruel :
[10] Lest strangers () be filled () with thy wealth ; and thy labours [be] in the house of a stranger ;
[11] And thou mourn () at the last , when thy flesh and thy body are consumed (),
[12] And say (), How have I hated () instruction , and my heart despised () reproof ;
[13] And have not obeyed () the voice of my teachers (), nor inclined () mine ear to them that instructed () me!
[14] I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly .
[15] Drink () waters out of thine own cistern , and running waters () out of thine own well .
[16] Let thy fountains be dispersed () abroad , [and] rivers of waters in the streets .
[17] Let them be only thine own, and not strangers ()’ with thee.
[18] Let thy fountain be blessed (): and rejoice () with the wife of thy youth .
[19] [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 .
[20] And why wilt thou, my son , be ravished () with a strange woman (), and embrace () the bosom of a stranger ?
[21] For the ways of man [are] before the eyes of the LORD , and he pondereth () all his goings .
[22] His own iniquities shall take () the wicked himself, and he shall be holden () with the cords of his sins .
[23] He shall die () without instruction ; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray ().

Young’s Literal Translation

Proverbs 5 (YLT)

[1] My son! to my wisdom give attention, To mine understanding incline thine ear,
[2] To observe thoughtfulness, And knowledge do thy lips keep.
[3] For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, And smoother than oil is her mouth,
[4] And her latter end is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a sword with mouths.
[5] Her feet are going down to death, Sheol do her steps take hold of.
[6] The path of life-lest thou ponder, Moved have her paths-thou knowest not.
[7] And now, ye sons, hearken to me, And turn not from sayings of my mouth.
[8] Keep far from off her thy way, And come not near unto the opening of her house,
[9] Lest thou give to others thy honour, And thy years to the fierce,
[10] Lest strangers be filled with thy power, And thy labours in the house of a stranger,
[11] And thou hast howled in thy latter end, In the consumption of thy flesh and thy food,
[12] And hast said, ‘How have I hated instruction, And reproof hath my heart despised,
[13] And I have not hearkened to the voice of my directors, And to my teachers have not inclined mine ear.
[14] As a little thing I have been all evil, In the midst of an assembly and a company.
[15] Drink waters out of thine own cistern, Even flowing ones out of thine own well.
[16] Let thy fountains be scattered abroad, In broad places rivulets of waters.
[17] Let them be to thee for thyself, And not to strangers with thee.
[18] Let thy fountain be blessed, And rejoice because of the wife of thy youth,
[19] A hind of loves, and a roe of grace! Let her loves satisfy thee at all times, In her love magnify thyself continually.
[20] And why dost thou magnify thyself, My son, with a stranger? And embrace the bosom of a strange woman?
[21] For over-against the eyes of Jehovah are the ways of each, And all his paths He is pondering.
[22] His own iniquities do capture the wicked, And with the ropes of his sin he is holden.
[23] He dieth without instruction, And in the abundance of his folly magnifieth himself!