5 My son, pay attention to my wisdom.
Listen carefully to my wise sayings.
Your lips will keep on speaking words of knowledge.
What she says is smoother than oil.
She cuts like a sword that has two edges.
Her steps lead straight to the grave.
Her paths are crooked, but she doesn’t realize it.
Don’t turn away from what I say.
Don’t even go near the door of her house.
You will give the best years of your life to someone who is mean.
Your hard work will make someone else rich.
Your skin and your body will be worn out.
How my heart refused to be corrected!
I wouldn’t listen to those who taught me.
It happened right in front of the whole community.”
Drink running water from your own spring.
Should your streams of water pour out in public places?
Never share them with strangers.
May the wife you married when you were young make you happy.
May her breasts always satisfy you.
May you always be captured by her love.
Why hug the wife of another man?
He studies all of his paths.
He is held tight by the ropes of his sins.
His sins will capture him because he was very foolish.