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Passage Lookup: Proverbs 5

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Proverbs 5:1
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My son, (a)give attention to my wisdom, (b)Incline your ear to my understanding;
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Proverbs 5:2
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That you may (c)observe discretion And your (d)lips may reserve knowledge.
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Proverbs 5:3
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For the lips of an [a](e)adulteress (f)drip honey And (g)smoother than oil is her [b]speech;
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Proverbs 5:4
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But in the end she is (h)bitter as wormwood, (i)Sharp as a two-edged sword.
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Proverbs 5:5
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Her feet (j)go down to death, Her steps take hold of Sheol.
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Proverbs 5:6
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[c]She does not ponder the (k)path of life; Her ways are (l)unstable, she (m)does not know it.
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Proverbs 5:7
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(n)Now then, my sons, listen to me And (o)do not depart from the words of my mouth.
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Proverbs 5:8
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(p)Keep your way far from her And do not go near the (q)door of her house,
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Proverbs 5:9
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Or you will give your vigor to others And your years to the cruel one;
Proverbs 5:10
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And strangers will be filled with your strength And your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien;
Proverbs 5:11
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And you groan at your [d]final end, When your flesh and your body are consumed;
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Proverbs 5:12
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And you say, "How I have (r)hated instruction! And my heart (s)spurned reproof!
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Proverbs 5:13
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"I have not listened to the voice of my (t)teachers, Nor inclined my ear to my instructors!
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Proverbs 5:14
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"I was almost in utter ruin In the midst of the assembly and congregation."
Proverbs 5:15
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Drink water from your own cistern And [e]fresh water from your own well.
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Proverbs 5:16
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Should your (u)springs be dispersed abroad, Streams of water in the streets?
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Proverbs 5:17
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Let them be yours alone And not for strangers with you.
Proverbs 5:18
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Let your (v)fountain be blessed, And (w)rejoice in the (x)wife of your youth.
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Proverbs 5:19
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As a loving (y)hind and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be [f]exhilarated always with her love.
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Proverbs 5:20
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For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an [g](z)adulteress And embrace the bosom of a (aa)foreigner?
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Proverbs 5:21
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For the (ab)ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord , And He (ac)watches all his paths.
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Proverbs 5:22
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His (ad)own iniquities will capture the wicked, And he will be held with the cords of his sin.
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Proverbs 5:23
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He will (ae)die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.
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