Proverbs Chapter 5 Darby English Bible

Proverbs 5:1

My son, attend unto my wisdom, incline thine ear to my understanding;

Proverbs 5:2

that thou mayest keep reflection, and that thy lips may preserve knowledge.

Proverbs 5:3

For the lips of the strange woman drop honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil;

Proverbs 5:4

but her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.

Proverbs 5:5

Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on Sheol.

Proverbs 5:6

Lest she should ponder the path of life, her ways wander, she knoweth not [whither].

Proverbs 5:7

And now, children, hearken unto me, and depart not from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 5:8

Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:

Proverbs 5:9

lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel;

Proverbs 5:10

lest strangers be filled with thy wealth, and the fruits of thy toil [come] into the house of a stranger;

Proverbs 5:11

and thou mourn in thine end, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed;

Proverbs 5:12

and thou say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof!

Proverbs 5:13

and I have not hearkened unto the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to those that instructed me;

Proverbs 5:14

I was well nigh in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.

Proverbs 5:15

Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.

Proverbs 5:16

Thy fountains shall be poured forth, as water-brooks in the broadways.

Proverbs 5:17

Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.

Proverbs 5:18

Let thy fountain be blessed; and have joy of the wife of thy youth.

Proverbs 5:19

As a lovely hind and a graceful roe, let her breasts satisfy thee at all times: be thou ravished continually with her love.

Proverbs 5:20

And why shouldest thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

Proverbs 5:21

For the ways of man are before the eyes of Jehovah, and he pondereth all his paths.

Proverbs 5:22

His own iniquities shall take the wicked, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sin.

Proverbs 5:23

He shall die for want of discipline; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.