Proverbs 5:7-23 - Do Not Commit Adultery Against Wisdom

7 Now, O children, listen to me; do not depart from the sayings of my mouth. 8 Keep your paths far from her, and do not go near to the door of her house, 9 lest you give your honor to the others, and your years to the merciless, 10 lest strangers take [their] fill of your strength, and your labors [go] to the house of a foreigner, 11 and you groan at your end, when your flesh and body are consumed, 12 and say "How I hated discipline, and I despised reproof!" 13 and "I did not listen to the voice of my teachers, and I did not incline my ear to my instructors! 14 I was almost at utter ruin in the midst of the assembly and congregation."

15 Drink water from your [own] cistern and flowing waters from inside your own well. 16 Shall your springs be scattered outward? In the streets, [shall there be] streams of water? 17 May they be yours alone, and not for strangers [who are] with you. 18 May your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth. 19 [She is] a deer of love and a doe of grace; may her breasts satisfy you {always}; by her love may you be intoxicated continually. 20 Why should you be intoxicated, my child, by a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a foreigner? 21 For before the eyes of Yahweh [are] {human ways}, and all his paths he examines. 22 His iniquities shall ensnare him, the evildoer, and in the vanity of his sin he shall be caught. 23 He shall die {for lack of} discipline, and in the greatness of his folly he shall be lost.