(A)Now then, my sons, listen to me
And (B)do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
(C)Keep your way far from her,
And do not go near the (D)door of her house,
Otherwise you will give your vigor to others,
And your years to the cruel one;
10 And strangers will be filled with your strength,
And your hard-earned possessions will go to the house of a foreigner;
11 And you will groan [a]in [b]the end,
When your flesh and your body are consumed;
12 And you say, “How I (E)hated instruction!
And my heart (F)disdainfully rejected rebuke!
13 I did not listen to the voice of my (G)teachers,
Nor incline my ear to my instructors!
14 I was almost in total ruin
In the midst of the assembly and congregation.”

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 5:11 Or at
  2. Proverbs 5:11 Lit your end

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