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Proverbs 5:9-11 New King James Version (NKJV)

Lest you give your [a]honor to others,
And your years to the cruel one;
10 Lest aliens be filled with your [b]wealth,
And your labors go to the house of a foreigner;
11 And you mourn at last,
When your flesh and your body are consumed,

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 5:9 vigor
  2. Proverbs 5:10 Lit. strength
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 5:9-11 New International Version (NIV)

lest you lose your honor to others
    and your dignity[a] to one who is cruel,
10 lest strangers feast on your wealth
    and your toil enrich the house of another.
11 At the end of your life you will groan,
    when your flesh and body are spent.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 5:9 Or years
New International Version (NIV)

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