The King James Version Bible

Proverbs 5:1-13

  1. My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:

  2. That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

  3. For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

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

  5. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

  6. Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.

  7. Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.

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

  9. Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:

  10. Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;

  11. And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

  12. And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

  13. And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!