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Proverbs 5:15-23

15Drink water from your own cistern,

flowing water from your own well.

16Should your springs be scattered abroad,

streams of water in the streets?

17Let them be for yourself alone,

and not for strangers with you.

18Let your fountain be blessed,

and rejoice in the wife of your youth,

19a lovely deer, a graceful doe.

Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight;

be intoxicated4 always in her love.

20Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman

and embrace the bosom of an adulteress?5

21For a man's ways are before the eyes of the Lord,

and he ponders6 all his paths.

22The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him,

and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.

23He dies for lack of discipline,

and because of his great folly he is led astray.

Footnotes

  • 4 5:19 Hebrew be led astray; also verse 20
  • 5 5:20 Hebrew a foreign woman
  • 6 5:21 Or makes level