Proverbs 5:9
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New International Version
lest you lose your honor to others and your dignity to one who is cruel,

New Living Translation
If you do, you will lose your honor and will lose to merciless people all you have achieved.

English Standard Version
lest you give your honor to others and your years to the merciless,

New American Standard Bible
Or you will give your vigor to others And your years to the cruel one;

King James Bible
Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Otherwise, you will give up your vitality to others and your years to someone cruel;

International Standard Version
so that you don't give your honor to others, and waste your best years;

NET Bible
lest you give your vigor to others and your years to a cruel person,

New Heart English Bible
lest you give your honor to others, and your years to the merciless;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lest you give others your power and your years to those who are merciless

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Either you will surrender your reputation to others and [the rest of] your years to some cruel person,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lest thou give thy vigour unto others, And thy years unto the cruel;

New American Standard 1977
Lest you give your vigor to others,
            And your years to the cruel one;

Jubilee Bible 2000
lest thou give thine honour unto others and thy years unto the cruel,

King James 2000 Bible
Lest you give your honor unto others, and your years unto the merciless:

American King James Version
Lest you give your honor to others, and your years to the cruel:

American Standard Version
Lest thou give thine honor unto others, And thy years unto the cruel;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give not thy honour to strangers, and thy years to the cruel.

Darby Bible Translation
lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel;

English Revised Version
Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:

Webster's Bible Translation
Lest thou give thy honor to others, and thy years to the cruel:

World English Bible
lest you give your honor to others, and your years to the cruel one;

Young's Literal Translation
Lest thou give to others thy honour, And thy years to the fierce,
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
8Keep your way far from her And do not go near the door of her house, 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;…
Cross References
Proverbs 5:8
Keep your way far from her And do not go near the door of her house,

Proverbs 5:10
And strangers will be filled with your strength And your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien;

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 31:3
Do not give your strength to women, Or your ways to that which destroys kings.
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