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Proverbs Chapter 5

Proverbs 5:3
5:3 For the lips {a} of a strange woman drop [as] an honeycomb,
    and her mouth [is] smoother than {b} oil:

    (a) That is, a harlot who gives herself to someone other
        than her husband.
    (b) By oil and honey he means flattering and crafty

Proverbs 5:5
5:5 Her {c} feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.

    (c) All her doings lead to destruction.

Proverbs 5:6
5:6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are
    {d} moveable, [that] thou canst not know [them].

    (d) She has always new means to allure to wickedness.

Proverbs 5:9
5:9 Lest thou give thine {e} honour unto others, and thy years
    unto the cruel:

    (e) That is, your strength and goods to her who will have no
        pity on you as is read of Samson and the prodigal son.

Proverbs 5:10
5:10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy {f}
     labours [be] in the house of a stranger;

     (f) The goods gotten by your travel.

Proverbs 5:14
5:14 I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation
     and {g} assembly.

     (g) Although I was faithfully instructed in the truth, yet
         I almost fell to utter shame and destruction
         nonetheless, by good bringing up in the assembly of the

Proverbs 5:15
5:15 Drink waters out of {h} thine own cistern, and running
     waters out of thine own well.

     (h) He teaches us sobriety exhorting us to live of our own
         labours and to be beneficial to the godly who want.

Proverbs 5:17
5:17 Let them be only {i} thine own, and not strangers' with

     (i) Distribute them not to the wicked and infidels, but
         reserve them for yourself, your family and them who are
         of the household of faith.

Proverbs 5:18
5:18 Let thy {k} fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife
     of thy {l} youth.

     (k) Your children who will come from you in great abundance
         showing that God blesses marriage and curses whoredom.
     (l) Who you married in your youth.

Proverbs 5:21
5:21 For the ways of man [are] before the {m} eyes of the LORD,
     and he pondereth all his goings.

     (m) He declares that unless a man joins to his wife both in
         heart and in outward conversation, he will not escape
         the judgments of God.

Proverbs 5:23
5:23 He shall {n} die without instruction; and in the greatness
     of his folly he shall go astray.

     (n) Because he will not give ear to God's word and be

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