My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight, (Proverbs 5:1)

that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge. (Proverbs 5:2)

For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; (Proverbs 5:3)

but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. (Proverbs 5:4)

Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. (Proverbs 5:5)

She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths are crooked, but she knows it not. (Proverbs 5:6)

Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say. (Proverbs 5:7)

Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house, (Proverbs 5:8)

lest you give your best strength to others and your years to one who is cruel, (Proverbs 5:9)

lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich another man's house. (Proverbs 5:10)

At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent. (Proverbs 5:11)

You will say, "How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction! (Proverbs 5:12)

I would not obey my teachers or listen to my instructors. (Proverbs 5:13)

I have come to the brink of utter ruin in the midst of the whole assembly." (Proverbs 5:14)

Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. (Proverbs 5:15)

Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? (Proverbs 5:16)

Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. (Proverbs 5:17)

May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. (Proverbs 5:18)

A loving doe, a graceful deer - may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love. (Proverbs 5:19)

Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another man's wife? (Proverbs 5:20)

For a man's ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all his paths. (Proverbs 5:21)

The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. (Proverbs 5:22)

He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly. (Proverbs 5:23)

My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching. (Proverbs 6:20)

Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck. (Proverbs 6:21)

When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. (Proverbs 6:22)

For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life, (Proverbs 6:23)

keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife. (Proverbs 6:24)

Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes, (Proverbs 6:25)

for the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life. (Proverbs 6:26)

Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? (Proverbs 6:27)

Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? (Proverbs 6:28)

So is he who sleeps with another man's wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished. (Proverbs 6:29)

Men do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving. (Proverbs 6:30)

Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house. (Proverbs 6:31)

But a man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever does so destroys himself. (Proverbs 6:32)

Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away; (Proverbs 6:33)

for jealousy arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge. (Proverbs 6:34)

He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse the bribe, however great it is. (Proverbs 6:35)

My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you. (Proverbs 7:1)

Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye. (Proverbs 7:2)

Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. (Proverbs 7:3)

Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding your kinsman; (Proverbs 7:4)

they will keep you from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words. (Proverbs 7:5)

At the window of my house I looked out through the lattice. (Proverbs 7:6)

I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who lacked judgment. (Proverbs 7:7)

He was going down the street near her corner, walking along in the direction of her house (Proverbs 7:8)

at twilight, as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in. (Proverbs 7:9)

Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent. (Proverbs 7:10)

(She is loud and defiant, her feet never stay at home; (Proverbs 7:11)

now in the street, now in the squares, at every corner she lurks.) (Proverbs 7:12)

She took hold of him and kissed him and with a brazen face she said: (Proverbs 7:13)

"I have fellowship offerings at home; today I fulfilled my vows. (Proverbs 7:14)

So I came out to meet you; I looked for you and have found you! (Proverbs 7:15)

I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt. (Proverbs 7:16)

I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon. (Proverbs 7:17)

Come, let's drink deep of love till morning; let's enjoy ourselves with love! (Proverbs 7:18)

My husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey. (Proverbs 7:19)

He took his purse filled with money and will not be home till full moon." (Proverbs 7:20)

With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk. (Proverbs 7:21)

All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose (Proverbs 7:22)

till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life. (Proverbs 7:23)

Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say. (Proverbs 7:24)

Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths. (Proverbs 7:25)

Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng. (Proverbs 7:26)

Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death. (Proverbs 7:27)

The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; he who is under the LORD's wrath will fall into it. (Proverbs 22:14)

"This is the way of an adulteress: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, 'I've done nothing wrong.' (Proverbs 30:20)


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