5 My son, pay attention to my wisdom;
1Lend your ear to my understanding,
2 That you may 2preserve discretion,
And your lips amay keep knowledge.
And her mouth is csmoother than oil;
Sharp as a two-edged sword.
Her ways are unstable;
You do not know them.
And do not depart from the words of my mouth.
And do not go near the door of her house,
9 Lest you give your 5honor to others,
And your years to the cruel one;
10 Lest aliens be filled with your 6wealth,
And your labors go to the house of a foreigner;
When your flesh and your body are consumed,
“How I have hated instruction,
And my heart despised correction!
Nor inclined my ear to those who instructed me!
In the midst of the assembly and congregation.”
appreciate good judgment
Lit. a strange