12 And you say, “How I (A)hated instruction!
And my heart (B)disdainfully rejected rebuke!
13 I did not listen to the voice of my (C)teachers,
Nor incline my ear to my instructors!
14 I was almost in total ruin
In the midst of the assembly and congregation.”

15 Drink water from your own cistern,
And [a]fresh water from your own well.
16 Should your (D)springs overflow into the street,
Streams of water in the public squares?
17 Let them be yours alone,
And not for strangers with you.
18 Let your (E)fountain be blessed,
And (F)rejoice in the (G)wife of your youth.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 5:15 Lit flowing