15 Drink water from your own cistern,
water flowing from your own well.ac
streams in the public squares?a
and not for you to share with strangers.
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.
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.
Or graceful mountain goat