1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
5:1 ¶ My son, to my wisdom, attend, and, to mine understanding, incline thou thine ear:
5:2 That thou mayest preserve discretion,and, as for knowledge, that thy lips may guard it.
5:3 For, with sweet droppings, drip the lips of her that is a stranger, and, smoother than oil, is her mouth;
5:4 But, the latter end of her, is bitter as wormwood, sharp, as a two-edged sword!
5:5 Her feet, are going down to death,on hades, will her steps take firm hold.
5:6 Lest, the path of life, she should ponder, her tracks have wandered she knoweth not [whither].
5:7 Now, therefore, ye sons, hearken unto me, and do not turn away from the sayings of my mouth.
5:8 Keep far from her thy way, and do not go near the opening of her house:
5:9 Lest thou give, to other men, thy vigour, and thy years, to him that is cruel:
5:10 Lest strange men, be well fed, by thy strength, and, thy toils, be in the house of the alien.
5:11 So shalt thou grieve in thy latter end, in the failing of thy flesh and of thy healthy condition;
5:12 And thou shalt sayHow I hated correction! and, reproof, my heart disdained;
5:13 Neither hearkened I to the voice of my teachers, nor, to my instructors, inclined I mine ear:
5:14 Soon was I in all evil, in the midst of convocation and assembly.
5:15 ¶ Drink thou water out of thine own cistern, and flowing streams out of the midst of thine own well.
5:16 Let not thy fountains, flow over, abroad, in the streets, dividings of waters:
5:17 Let them be for thyself, alone, and not for strangers with thee.
5:18 Let thy well-spring be blessed,and get thy joy from the wife of thy youth:
5:19 A loving hind! a graceful doe! let, her bosom, content thee at all times, and, in her love, mayst thou stray evermore.
5:20 Wherefore, then, shouldst thou stray, my son, with a strange woman? or embrace the bosom of a woman unknown?
5:22 His own iniquities, shall entrap him with the lawless, and, by the cords of his own sin, shall he be seized.
5:23 He, shall die, for lack of discipline, and, by the abounding of his perversity, shall he be lost.
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