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5 My son, pay attention to my wisdom;
and your lips safeguard knowledge. x
and her words are y smoother than oil,
and as sharp as a double-edged sword. a
she doesn’t know that her ways are unstable.
and don’t turn away from the words of my mouth. c
Don’t go near the door of her house. d
and your years to someone cruel;
and your earnings will end up in a foreigner’s house.
when your physical body has been consumed,
and how my heart despised correction. e
or listen closely f to my mentors.
before the entire community.”
15 Drink water from your own cistern,
water flowing from your own well. g
streams of water in the public squares? h
and not for you to share with strangers.
and take pleasure in the wife of your youth. i
let her breasts always satisfy you; j
be lost in her love forever.
with a forbidden woman
or embrace the breast of a stranger? k
21 For a man’s ways are before the Lord’s eyes, l
and He considers all his paths. m
22 A wicked man’s iniquities entrap him; n
he is entangled in the ropes of his own sin. o
23 He will die because there is no discipline, p
and be lost because of his great stupidity.
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