Proverbs 5
Chapter 5
A husband who does right things is the best husband #5:0 Chapter 5 is a poem about a married woman. She tempts a man who is not her husband.
1My son, listen to my wisdom. And listen to my words that cause you to know.
2If you do, you will always choose to do the right thing. And your words will show that you are wise.
3The lips of the wife of another man will be as sweet as honey. Her kisses will be as soft as oil.
4But in the end, she gives you something that is like a bitter food. It is like a very sharp sword. And you will be sad and angry.
5She will take you down to the world of dead persons. The road that she walks is the road to death.
6She does not think about the way to life but she walks away. She does not understand what is happening.
7So listen to me, my sons. Never forget what I am saying.
8Keep away from a woman like that! Do not even go near the door of her house.
9If you do, other people will not speak well about you. You will die young because a cruel person will kill you.
10Strangers will take all your money. What you have worked for will go into a stranger's house.
11Near the end of your life, you will shout out because your body will be so sick and weak.
12You will say, ‘I certainly should have learned. People told me that I was doing the wrong things. But I thought that it was not important.
13I did not listen to my teachers. I did not want to do what they said.
14In front of all the people I lost the importance that they once gave to me.’
15Enjoy sex with your own wife.
16If you have children by other women, they will not help you.
17Your children should grow up to help you. They should not grow up to help strangers.
18So be happy with your wife. You married her when you were young. Enjoy the woman that you married.
19She is pretty and she is as nice to watch as a young animal. Let her body keep you happy at all times. Always enjoy her love.
20You should not give your love to another woman, my son. You should not go to another man's wife.
21The LORD sees everything that you do. He is watching you everywhere that you go.
22The bad things that a bad person does cover him like a net. And his own sin is like ropes that tie him.
23He will not let anyone tell him that he is wrong. So he will die. He will be like a fool who goes the wrong way.