Bible: Prov. 5:1-23; 6:29
Admonition to Avoid Seduction to Evil 1
5:1 My child, 2 be attentive to my wisdom,
pay close attention 3 to my understanding,
and that your lips may guard knowledge.
5:3 For the lips 6 of the adulterous woman drip honey,
and her seductive words 7 are smoother than olive oil,
sharp as a two-edged 11 sword.
5:5 Her feet go down to death;
her steps lead straight to the grave. 12
5:7 So now, children, 17 listen to me;
do not turn aside from the words I speak. 18
and do not go near the door of her house,
5:9 lest you give your vigor 21 to others
and your years to a cruel person,
when your flesh and your body are wasted away. 28
5:12 And you will say, “How I hated discipline!
My heart spurned reproof!
in the midst of the whole congregation!” 35
5:15 Drink water from your own cistern
and running water from your own well. 36
5:16 Should your springs be dispersed 37 outside,
your streams of water in the wide plazas?
5:17 Let them be for yourself 38 alone,
and not for strangers with you. 39
5:18 May your fountain be blessed, 40
5:19 a loving doe, 43 a graceful deer;
may her breasts satisfy you at all times,
may you be captivated 44 by her love always.
5:20 But why should you be captivated, 45 my son, by an adulteress,
and embrace the bosom of a different woman? 46
5:21 For the ways of a person 47 are in front of the
5:23 He will die because 56 there was no discipline;