Immorality Rebuked (Proverbs 5- Part 3)

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.




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