New International Version
May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
King James Bible
Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
Darby Bible Translation
Let thy fountain be blessed; and have joy of the wife of thy youth.
World English Bible
Let your spring be blessed. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.
Young's Literal Translation
Let thy fountain be blessed, And rejoice because of the wife of thy youth,
Proverbs 5:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let thy fountain be blessed - יהי מקורך ברוך yehi mekorecha baruch. Sit vena tua benedicta. Thy vein; that which carries off streams from the fountain of animal life, in order to disperse them abroad, and through the streets. How delicate and correct is the allusion here! But anatomical allusions must not be pressed into detail in a commentary on Scripture.
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'His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.'--PROVERBS v. 22. In Hosea's tender picture of the divine training of Israel which, alas! failed of its effect, we read, 'I drew them with cords of a man,' which is further explained as being 'with bands of love.' The metaphor in the prophet's mind is probably that of a child being 'taught to go' and upheld in its first tottering steps by leading-strings. God drew Israel, though Israel did not yield …
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Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
Second Great Group of Parables.
If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.
Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares?
Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers.
"Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!"
Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun--all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun.
Song of Solomon 4:12
You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain.
Song of Solomon 4:15
You are a garden fountain, a well of flowing water streaming down from Lebanon.
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