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: 17-23 KJV (A Parental Warnings)
17- Let them be only thine own, and not strangers’ with thee.
18- Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
19- Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
20- And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
21- For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings.
22- His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
23- He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
Proverbs 5:17-23 NLT (Lessons for Daily Life)
17- You should reserve it for yourselves.Never share it with strangers.
18- Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you.Rejoice in the wife of your youth.
19- She is as a loving deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts satisfy you always. May you always be captivated by her love.
20- Why be captivated, my son, by an immoral woman,or fondle the breasts of a promiscuous woman?
21- For the LORD sees clearly what a man does,examining every path he takes.
22- An evil man is held captive by his own sins;they are ropes that catch and hold him.
23- He will die for lack of self-control; he will be lost because of his great foolishness.