7 “If a man sells his daughter to be a female servant, she shall not go free [after six years] as male servants do.8 If she does not please her master who has chosen her for himself [as a wife], he shall let her be redeemed [by her family]. He does not have the authority to sell her to a foreign people, because he has been unfair to her.
15 [a]Drink water from your own [b]cistern [of a pure marriage relationship] And fresh running water from your own well. 16 Should your [c]springs (children) be dispersed, As streams of water in the streets? 17 [Confine yourself to your own wife.] Let your children be yours alone, And not the children of strangers with you. 18 Let your fountain (wife) be blessed [with the rewards of fidelity], And rejoice in the wife of your youth. 19 Let her be as a loving hind and graceful doe, Let her breasts refresh and satisfy you at all times; Always be [d]exhilarated and delight in her love. 20 Why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an immoral woman And embrace the bosom of an outsider (pagan)?
Proverbs 5:15All of the Ten Commandments are reflected in the book of Proverbs; here it is the seventh, “You shall not commit adultery.”
Proverbs 5:15Vv 15-18 describe the purity of a man’s relationship in marriage. The cistern and well represent his wife.
Proverbs 5:16I.e. children of one’s promiscuity who are fatherless.
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