Proverbs Chapter 5 Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 5:1

My son! to my wisdom give attention, To mine understanding incline thine ear,

Proverbs 5:2

To observe thoughtfulness, And knowledge do thy lips keep.

Proverbs 5:3

For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, And smoother than oil `is' her mouth,

Proverbs 5:4

And her latter end `is' bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a sword `with' mouths.

Proverbs 5:5

Her feet are going down to death, Sheol do her steps take hold of.

Proverbs 5:6

The path of life -- lest thou ponder, Moved have her paths -- thou knowest not.

Proverbs 5:7

And now, ye sons, hearken to me, And turn not from sayings of my mouth.

Proverbs 5:8

Keep far from off her thy way, And come not near unto the opening of her house,

Proverbs 5:9

Lest thou give to others thy honour, And thy years to the fierce,

Proverbs 5:10

Lest strangers be filled `with' thy power, And thy labours in the house of a stranger,

Proverbs 5:11

And thou hast howled in thy latter end, In the consumption of thy flesh and thy food,

Proverbs 5:12

And hast said, `How have I hated instruction, And reproof hath my heart despised,

Proverbs 5:13

And I have not hearkened to the voice of my directors, And to my teachers have not inclined mine ear.

Proverbs 5:14

As a little thing I have been all evil, In the midst of an assembly and a company.

Proverbs 5:15

Drink waters out of thine own cistern, Even flowing ones out of thine own well.

Proverbs 5:16

Let thy fountains be scattered abroad, In broad places rivulets of waters.

Proverbs 5:17

Let them be to thee for thyself, And not to strangers with thee.

Proverbs 5:18

Let thy fountain be blessed, And rejoice because of the wife of thy youth,

Proverbs 5:19

A hind of loves, and a roe of grace! Let her loves satisfy thee at all times, In her love magnify thyself continually.

Proverbs 5:20

And why dost thou magnify thyself, My son, with a stranger? And embrace the bosom of a strange woman?

Proverbs 5:21

For over-against the eyes of Jehovah are the ways of each, And all his paths He is pondering.

Proverbs 5:22

His own iniquities do capture the wicked, And with the ropes of his sin he is holden.

Proverbs 5:23

He dieth without instruction, And in the abundance of his folly magnifieth himself!