Proverbs 5

Proverbs 5:1-6

Warning Against Adultery

5:1   My son, be attentive to my wisdom;
    incline your ear to my understanding,
  that you may keep discretion,
    and your lips may guard knowledge.
  For the lips of a forbidden1 woman drip honey,
    and her speech2 is smoother than oil,
  but in the end she is bitter as wormwood,
    sharp as a two-edged sword.
  Her feet go down to death;
    her steps follow the path to3 Sheol;
  she does not ponder the path of life;
    her ways wander, and she does not know it.


[1] 5:3 Hebrew strange; also verse 20

[2] 5:3 Hebrew palate

[3] 5:5 Hebrew lay hold of