The King James Version Bible

Proverbs 5:13-23

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

  2. I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.

  3. Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.

  4. Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.

  5. Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.

  6. Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.

  7. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

  8. And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

  9. For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.

  10. His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

  11. He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.