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Proverbs, Chapter 5
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   1: My son! to my wisdom give attention, To mine understanding incline thine ear,
   2: To observe thoughtfulness, And knowledge do thy lips keep.
   3: For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, And smoother than oil [is] her mouth,
   4: And her latter end [is] bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a sword [with] mouths.
   5: Her feet are going down to death, Sheol do her steps take hold of.
   6: The path of life -- lest thou ponder, Moved have her paths -- thou knowest not.
   7: And now, ye sons, hearken to me, And turn not from sayings of my mouth.
   8: Keep far from off her thy way, And come not near unto the opening of her house,
   9: Lest thou give to others thy honour, And thy years to the fierce,
   10: Lest strangers be filled [with] thy power, And thy labours in the house of a stranger,
   11: And thou hast howled in thy latter end, In the consumption of thy flesh and thy food,
   12: And hast said, 'How have I hated instruction, And reproof hath my heart despised,
   13: And I have not hearkened to the voice of my directors, And to my teachers have not inclined mine ear.
   14: As a little thing I have been all evil, In the midst of an assembly and a company.
   15: Drink waters out of thine own cistern, Even flowing ones out of thine own well.
   16: Let thy fountains be scattered abroad, In broad places rivulets of waters.
   17: Let them be to thee for thyself, And not to strangers with thee.
   18: Let thy fountain be blessed, And rejoice because of the wife of thy youth,
   19: A hind of loves, and a roe of grace! Let her loves satisfy thee at all times, In her love magnify thyself continually.
   20: And why dost thou magnify thyself, My son, with a stranger? And embrace the bosom of a strange woman?
   21: For over-against the eyes of Jehovah are the ways of each, And all his paths He is pondering.
   22: His own iniquities do capture the wicked, And with the ropes of his sin he is holden.
   23: He dieth without instruction, And in the abundance of his folly magnifieth himself!

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