Proverbs Chapter 5 to 6 : American Standard Version
1My son, attend unto my wisdom; Incline thine ear to my understanding: 2That thou mayest preserve discretion, And that thy lips may keep knowledge. 3For the lips of a strange woman drop honey, And her mouth is smoother than oil: 4But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword. 5Her feet go down to death; Her steps take hold on Sheol; 6So that she findeth not the level path of life: Her ways are unstable, and she knoweth it not.
7Now therefore, my sons, hearken unto me, And depart not from the words of my mouth. 8Remove thy way far from her, And come not nigh the door of her house; 9Lest thou give thine honor unto others, And thy years unto the cruel; 10Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, And thy labors be in the house of an alien, 11And thou mourn at thy latter end, When thy flesh and thy body are consumed, 12And say, How have I hated instruction, And my heart despised reproof; 13Neither have I obeyed the voice of my teachers, Nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me! 14I was well-nigh in all evil In the midst of the assembly and congregation.
15Drink waters out of thine own cistern, And running waters out of thine own well. 16Should thy springs be dispersed abroad, And streams of water in the streets? 17Let them be for thyself alone, And not for strangers with thee. 18Let thy fountain be blessed; And rejoice in the wife of thy youth. 19As a loving hind and a pleasant doe, Let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; And be thou ravished always with her love. 20For why shouldest thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, And embrace the bosom of a foreigner? 21For the ways of man are before the eyes of Jehovah; And he maketh level all his paths. 22His own iniquities shall take the wicked, And he shall be holden with the cords of his sin. 23He shall die for lack of instruction; And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
6 Proverbs 6
1My son, if thou art become surety for thy neighbor, If thou hast stricken thy hands for a stranger; 2Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, Thou art taken with the words of thy mouth. 3Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, Seeing thou art come into the hand of thy neighbor: Go, humble thyself, and importune thy neighbor; 4Give not sleep to thine eyes, Nor slumber to thine eyelids; 5Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, And as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
6Go to the ant, thou sluggard; Consider her ways, and be wise: 7Which having no chief, Overseer, or ruler, 8Provideth her bread in the summer, And gathereth her food in the harvest. 9How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? 10Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep: 11So shall thy poverty come as a robber, And thy want as an armed man. 12A worthless person, a man of iniquity, Is he that walketh with a perverse mouth; 13That winketh with his eyes, that speaketh with his feet, That maketh signs with his fingers; 14In whose heart is perverseness, Who deviseth evil continually, Who soweth discord. 15Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; On a sudden shall he be broken, and that without remedy. 16There are six things which Jehovah hateth; Yea, seven which are an abomination unto him: 17Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood; 18A heart that deviseth wicked purposes, Feet that are swift in running to mischief, 19A false witness that uttereth lies, And he that soweth discord among brethren.
20My son, keep the commandment of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother: 21Bind them continually upon thy heart; Tie them about thy neck. 22When thou walkest, it shall lead thee; When thou sleepest, it shall watch over thee; And when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. 23For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; And reproofs of instruction are the way of life: 24To keep thee from the evil woman, From the flattery of the foreigner's tongue. 25Lust not after her beauty in thy heart; Neither let her take thee with her eyelids. 26For on account of a harlot a man is brought to a piece of bread; And the adulteress hunteth for the precious life. 27Can a man take fire in his bosom, And his clothes not be burned? 28Or can one walk upon hot coals, And his feet not be scorched? 29So he that goeth in to his neighbor's wife; Whosoever toucheth her shall not be unpunished. 30Men do not despise a thief, if he steal To satisfy himself when he is hungry: 31But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; He shall give all the substance of his house. 32He that committeth adultery with a woman is void of understanding: He doeth it who would destroy his own soul. 33Wounds and dishonor shall he get; And his reproach shall not be wiped away. 34For jealousy is the rage of a man; And he will not spare in the day of vengeance. 35He will not regard any ransom; Neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.