Proverbs Chapter 5 World English Bible

Proverbs 5:1

My son, pay attention to my wisdom. Turn your ear to my understanding:

Proverbs 5:2

That you may maintain discretion, That your lips may preserve knowledge.

Proverbs 5:3

For the lips of an adulteress drip honey. Her mouth is smoother than oil,

Proverbs 5:4

But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, And as sharp as a two-edged sword.

Proverbs 5:5

Her feet go down to death. Her steps lead straight to Sheol.

Proverbs 5:6

She gives no thought to the way of life. Her ways are crooked, and she doesn't know it.

Proverbs 5:7

Now therefore, my sons, listen to me. Don't depart from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 5:8

Remove your way far from her. Don't come near the door of her house,

Proverbs 5:9

Lest you give your honor to others, And your years to the cruel one;

Proverbs 5:10

Lest strangers feast on your wealth, And your labors enrich another man's house.

Proverbs 5:11

You will groan at your latter end, When your flesh and your body are consumed,

Proverbs 5:12

And say, "How I have hated instruction, And my heart despised reproof;

Proverbs 5:13

Neither have I obeyed the voice of my teachers, Nor turned my ear to those who instructed me!

Proverbs 5:14

I have come to the brink of utter ruin, In the midst of the gathered assembly."

Proverbs 5:15

Drink water out of your own cistern, Running water out of your own well.

Proverbs 5:16

Should your springs overflow in the streets, Streams of water in the public squares?

Proverbs 5:17

Let them be for yourself alone, Not for strangers with you.

Proverbs 5:18

Let your spring be blessed. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.

Proverbs 5:19

A loving doe and a graceful deer-- Let her breasts satisfy you at all times. Be captivated always with her love.

Proverbs 5:20

For why should you, my son, be captivated with an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another?

Proverbs 5:21

For the ways of man are before the eyes of Yahweh. He examines all his paths.

Proverbs 5:22

The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare him. The cords of his sin hold him firmly.

Proverbs 5:23

He will die for lack of instruction. In the greatness of his folly, he will go astray.