· Old Testament 

The Book of Proverbs

  Chapter 5  

5:1 My son, attend to my wisdom, and incline thy ear to my prudence,

5:2 That thou mayst keep thoughts, and thy lips may preserve instruction. Mind not the deceit of a woman.

5:3 For the lips of a harlot are like a honeycomb dropping, and her throat is smoother than oil.

5:4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, and sharp as a two-edged sword.

5:5 Her feet go down into death, and her steps go in as far as hell.

5:6 They walk not by the path of life, her steps are wandering, and unaccountable.

5:7 Now, therefore, my son, hear me, and depart not from the words of my mouth.

5:8 Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the doors of her house.

5:9 Give not thy honour to strangers, and thy years to the cruel.

5:10 Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, and thy labours be in another man's house,

5:11 And thou mourn at the last, when thou shalt have spent thy flesh and thy body, and say;

5:12 Why have I hated instruction, and my heart consented not to reproof,

5:13 And have not heard the voice of them that taught me, and have not inclined my ear to masters?

5:14 I have almost been in all evil, in the midst of the church and of the congregation.

5:15 Drink water out of thy own cistern, and the streams of thy own well:

5:16 Let thy fountains be conveyed abroad, and in the streets divide thy waters.

5:17 Keep them to thyself alone, neither let strangers be partakers with thee.

5:18 Let thy vein be blessed, and rejoice with the wife of thy youth:

5:19 Let her be thy dearest hind, and most agreeable fawn: let her breasts inebriate thee at all times: be thou delighted continually with her love.

5:20 Why art thou seduced, my son, by a strange woman, and art cherished in the bosom of another?

5:21 The Lord beholdeth the ways of man, and considereth all his steps.

5:22 His own iniquities catch the wicked, and he is fast bound with the ropes of his own sins.

5:23 He shall die, because he hath not received instruction, and in the multitude of his folly he shall be deceived.