5 wMy son, be attentive to my wisdom;
xincline your ear to my understanding,
2 that you may keep ydiscretion,
and your lips may zguard knowledge.
5 Her feet ggo down to death;
her steps follow the path to3 Sheol;
6 she hdoes not ponder the path of life;
7 And inow, O sons, listen to me,
and your jlabors go to the house of a foreigner,
11 and at the end of your life you kgroan,
12 and you say, l“How I hated discipline,
and my heart mdespised reproof!
14 nI am at the brink of utter ruin
15 Drink owater from your own cistern,
16 Should your psprings be scattered abroad,
streams of water qin the streets?
17 rLet them be for yourself alone,
18 Let your ofountain be blessed,
19 a lovely udeer, a graceful doe.
Let her breasts vfill you at all times with delight;
be intoxicated4 always in her love.
20 Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with wa forbidden woman
23 cHe dies for lack of discipline,
and because of his great folly he is dled astray.