Proverbs 5:15–23


15 Drink water from your own cistern,

water flowing from your own well.ac

16 Should your springs flow in the streets,

streams in the public squares?a

17 They should be for you alone

and not for you to share with strangers.

18 Let your fountain be blessed,

and take pleasure in the wife of your youth.b

19 A loving deer, a graceful doeA

let her breasts always satisfy you;c

be lost in her love forever.

20 Why, my son, would you lose yourself

with a forbidden woman

or embrace a wayward woman?d

21 For a man’s ways are before the Lord’s eyes,e

and he considers all his paths.f

22 A wicked man’s iniquities will trap him;g

he will become tangled in the ropes of his own sin.h

23 He will die because there is no discipline,i

and be lost because of his great stupidity.

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