Proverbs 5:17
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English Standard Version
Let them be for yourself alone, and not for strangers with you.

King James Bible
Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.

American Standard Version
Let them be for thyself alone, And not for strangers with thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Keep them to thyself alone, neither let strangers be partakers with thee.

English Revised Version
Let them be for thyself alone, and not for strangers with thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let them be only thy own, and not for strangers with thee.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The fut. ישׂבּעוּ and the יהיוּ needed to complete 10b are continued in Proverbs 5:11 in the consec. perf. נהם, elsewhere of the hollow roaring of the sea, Isaiah 5:30, the growling of the lion, Proverbs 28:15, here, as also Ezekiel 24:23, of the hollow groaning of men; a word which echoes the natural sound, like הוּם, המה. The lxx, with the versions derived from it, has καὶ μεταμεληθήσῃ, i.e., ונחמתּ (the Niph. נחם, to experience the sorrow of repentance, also an echo-word which imitates the sound of deep breathing) - a happy quid pro quo, as if one interchanged the Arab. naham, fremere, anhelare, and nadam, poenitere. That wherein the end consists to which the deluded youth is brought, and the sorrowful sound of despair extorted from him, is stated in 11b: his flesh is consumed away, for sensuality and vexation have worked together to undermine his health. The author here connects together two synonyms to strengthen the conception, as if one said: All thy tears and thy weeping help thee nothing (Fl.); he loves this heaping together of synonyms, as we have shown at p. 33. When the blood-relation of any one is called שׁאר בּשׂרו, Leviticus 18:6; Leviticus 25:49, these two synonyms show themselves in subordination, as here in close relation. שׁאר appears to be closely connected with שׁרירים, muscles and sinews, and with שׁר, the umbilical cord, and thus to denote the flesh with respect to its muscular nature adhering to the bones (Micah 3:2), as בּשׂר denotes it with respect to its tangible outside clothed with skin (vid., under Isaiah, p. 418).

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Proverbs 5:16 Should your springs be dispersed abroad, Streams of water in the streets?

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

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Proverbs 5:16
Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets?

Proverbs 5:18
Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth,

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