by GL Jones
A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 5 of the Bible.
Solomon is reported to have a lot of women in his lifetime: (700wives + 300 concubines), so he had a lot of sons. Here is his wise instruction to them. Having much experience as a parent, he now gives the children more instructions:
Proverbs 5: 9-16 KJV. (A Parental Warnings)
9- Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
10- Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;
11- And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
12- And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
13- And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
14- I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.
15- Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
16- Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.
Proverbs 5:9-16 NLT (Lessons for Daily Life)
9- If you do, you will lose your honorand will lose to merciless people all you have achieved.
10- Strangers will consume your wealth,and someone else will enjoy the fruit of your labor.
11- In the end you will groan in anguishwhen disease consumes your body.
12- You will say, “How I hated discipline! If only I had not ignored all the warnings!
13- Oh, why didn’t I listen to my teachers? Why didn’t I pay attention to my instructors?
14- I have come to the brink of utter ruin,and now I must face public disgrace.”
15- Drink water from your own well—share your love only with your wife.
16- Why spill the water of your springs in the streets,having sex with just anyone?