Thematic Bible: Proverbs 5

Proverbs 5:1 (show verse)

My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding;

Proverbs 5:2 (show verse)

That you may observe discretion And your lips may reserve knowledge.

Proverbs 5:3 (show verse)

For the lips of an adulteress drip honey And smoother than oil is her speech;

Proverbs 5:4 (show verse)

But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword.

Proverbs 5:5 (show verse)

Her feet go down to death, Her steps take hold of Sheol.

Proverbs 5:6 (show verse)

She does not ponder the path of life; Her ways are unstable, she does not know it.

Proverbs 5:7 (show verse)

Now then, my sons, listen to me And do not depart from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 5:8 (show verse)

Keep your way far from her And do not go near the door of her house,

Proverbs 5:9 (show verse)

Or you will give your vigor to others And your years to the cruel one;

Proverbs 5:10 (show verse)

And strangers will be filled with your strength And your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien;

Proverbs 5:11 (show verse)

And you groan at your final end, When your flesh and your body are consumed;

Proverbs 5:12 (show verse)

And you say, "How I have hated instruction! And my heart spurned reproof!

Proverbs 5:13 (show verse)

"I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined my ear to my instructors!

Proverbs 5:14 (show verse)

"I was almost in utter ruin In the midst of the assembly and congregation."

Proverbs 5:15 (show verse)

Drink water from your own cistern And fresh water from your own well.

Proverbs 5:16 (show verse)

Should your springs be dispersed abroad, Streams of water in the streets?

Proverbs 5:17 (show verse)

Let them be yours alone And not for strangers with you.

Proverbs 5:18 (show verse)

Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice in the wife of your youth.

Proverbs 5:19 (show verse)

As a loving hind and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love.

Proverbs 5:20 (show verse)

For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an adulteress And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?

Proverbs 5:21 (show verse)

For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He watches all his paths.

Proverbs 5:22 (show verse)

His own iniquities will capture the wicked, And he will be held with the cords of his sin.

Proverbs 5:23 (show verse)

He will die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.