Proverbs 5:10
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New International Version
lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich the house of another.

New Living Translation
Strangers will consume your wealth, and someone else will enjoy the fruit of your labor.

English Standard Version
lest strangers take their fill of your strength, and your labors go to the house of a foreigner,

New American Standard Bible
And strangers will be filled with your strength And your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien;

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
strangers will drain your resources, and your earnings will end up in a foreigner's house.

International Standard Version
so that strangers don't enrich themselves at your expense, and your work won't end up the possession of foreigners.

NET Bible
lest strangers devour your strength, and your labor benefit another man's house.

New Heart English Bible
lest strangers feast on your wealth, and your labors enrich another man's house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And foreigners will be filled with your power and your labor enter into the house of strangers

GOD'S WORD® Translation
or strangers will benefit from your strength and you will have to work hard in a pagan's house.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, And thy labours be in the house of an alien;

New American Standard 1977
Lest strangers be filled with your strength,
            And your hard-earned goods go to the house of an alien;

Jubilee Bible 2000
lest strangers be filled with thy wealth, and thy labours be in the house of a stranger,

King James 2000 Bible
Lest strangers be filled with your wealth; and your labors go to the house of a foreigner;

American King James Version
Lest strangers be filled with your wealth; and your labors be in the house of a stranger;

American Standard Version
Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, And thy labors be in the house of an alien,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, and thy labours be in another man's house,

Darby Bible Translation
lest strangers be filled with thy wealth, and the fruits of thy toil [come] into the house of a stranger;

English Revised Version
Lest strangers be filled with thy strength; and thy labours be in the house of an alien;

Webster's Bible Translation
Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labors be in the house of a stranger;

World English Bible
lest strangers feast on your wealth, and your labors enrich another man's house.

Young's Literal Translation
Lest strangers be filled with thy power, And thy labours in the house of a stranger,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:1-14 Solomon cautions all young men, as his children, to abstain from fleshly lusts. Some, by the adulterous woman, here understand idolatry, false doctrine, which tends to lead astray men's minds and manners; but the direct view is to warn against seventh-commandment sins. Often these have been, and still are, Satan's method of drawing men from the worship of God into false religion. Consider how fatal the consequences; how bitter the fruit! Take it any way, it wounds. It leads to the torments of hell. The direct tendency of this sin is to the destruction of body and soul. We must carefully avoid every thing which may be a step towards it. Those who would be kept from harm, must keep out of harm's way. If we thrust ourselves into temptation we mock God when we pray, Lead us not into temptation. How many mischiefs attend this sin! It blasts the reputation; it wastes time; it ruins the estate; it is destructive to health; it will fill the mind with horror. Though thou art merry now, yet sooner or later it will bring sorrow. The convinced sinner reproaches himself, and makes no excuse for his folly. By the frequent acts of sin, the habits of it become rooted and confirmed. By a miracle of mercy true repentance may prevent the dreadful consequences of such sins; but this is not often; far more die as they have lived. What can express the case of the self-ruined sinner in the eternal world, enduring the remorse of his conscience!
Study Bible
Avoid Immorality
9Or you will give your vigor to others And your years to the cruel one; 10And strangers will be filled with your strength And your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien; 11And you groan at your final end, When your flesh and your body are consumed;…
Cross References
Proverbs 5:9
Or you will give your vigor to others And your years to the cruel one;

Proverbs 5:11
And you groan at your final end, When your flesh and your body are consumed;

Proverbs 6:26
For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life.

Proverbs 29:3
A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.
Treasury of Scripture

Lest strangers be filled with your wealth; and your labors be in the house of a stranger;

strangers

Proverbs 6:35 He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though …

Hosea 7:9 Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knows it not: yes, gray …

Luke 15:30 But as soon as this your son was come, which has devoured your living …

wealth

Proverbs 31:3 Give not your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.

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