and to my understanding incline your ear;
and knowledge will guard your lips.
and smoother than oil is her mouth.a
sharp as a two-edged sword.
her steps take hold of Sheol.b
6 She does not observec the path of life;
her ways wander, and she does not know it.
7 Now, O children, listen to me;
do not depart from the sayings of my mouth.
and do not go near to the door of her house,
and your years to the merciless,
and your labors go to the house of a foreigner,
when your flesh and body are consumed,
and I despised reproof!”
and I did not incline my ear to my instructors!
in the midst of the assembly and congregation.”
and flowing waters from inside your own well.
In the streets, shall there be streams of water?
and not for strangers who are with you.
and rejoice in the wifef of your youth.
may her breasts satisfy you ⌊always⌋;g
by her love may you be intoxicated continually.
and embrace the bosom of a foreigner?
21 For before the eyes of Yahweh are ⌊human ways⌋,h
and all his paths he examines.
and in the vanity of his sin he shall be caught.
23 He shall die ⌊for lack of⌋i discipline,
and in the greatness of his folly he shall be lost.
A term for the place where the dead reside, i.e., the Underworld
Or “examine, weigh”
Or “all, every, whole”
Literally “at all time”
Literally “the ways of man/humankind”
Literally “with there is no”