Proverbs 5
The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)

1My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my intelligence;

2that thou may keep council and that thy lips may conserve knowledge.

3For the lips of the strange woman drop as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil,

4But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.

5Her feet go down to death, her steps uphold Sheol,

6lest thou should ponder the path of life, her ways are unstable; thou shalt not know them.

7Hear me now therefore, O ye sons, and do not depart from the words of my mouth.

8Remove thy way far from her, and do not come near the door of her house,

9lest thou give thine honour unto others and thy years unto the cruel,

10lest strangers be filled with thy wealth, and thy labours be in the house of a stranger,

11and thou mourn at the last when thy flesh and thy body are consumed

12and say, How have I hated chastening and my heart despised reproof

13and have not obeyed the voice of those who chastened me, nor inclined my ear to those that instructed me!

14I have been in almost every kind of evil, in the midst of society and of the congregation.

15Drink waters out of thine own cistern and running waters out of thine own well.

16Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of thy waters in the streets.

17Let them be only thine own and not for strangers with thee.

18Thy fountain shall be blessed; and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.

19Let 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, without eyes for anyone else.

20And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a woman belonging to someone else, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

21For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he weighs all his goings.

22His own iniquities shall take hold of the wicked, and he shall be imprisoned with the cords of his sins.

23He shall die because he did not submit to chastening; and due to the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
©2013 Life Sentence Publishing
Used by permission

Bible Hub

Proverbs 4
Top of Page
Top of Page