5 aMy son, attend unto my wisdom,
And aabow thine ear to my understanding:
2 That thou mayest regard bdiscretion,
And that thy lips may ckeep knowledge.
5 Her feet lgo down to death;
Her steps take hold on hell.
6 Lest thou shouldest mponder the path of life,
7 qHear me now therefore, O ye children,
And depart not from the words of my mouth.
And come not nigh the door of her house:
And thy years unto the rcruel:
10 Lest strangers be filled with †thy wealth;
And thy slabours be in the house of a stranger;
11 And thou tmourn at the last,
When thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
12 And say, How have I uhated instruction,
And my heart xdespised reproof;
Nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
14 I was yalmost in all evil
In the midst of the congregation and assembly.
15 Drink zwaters out of thine own cistern,
And running waters out of thine own well.
16 Let thy afountains be dispersed abroad,
And rivers of waters bin the streets.
And not strangers’ with thee.
18 Let thy zfountain be blessed:
And †be thou ravished always with her love.
20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a istrange woman,
And embrace the bosom of a istranger?
And he shall be holden with the cords of his †sins.
23 pHe shall die without instruction;
And in the greatness of his folly he shall qgo astray.
About King James Version
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