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Proverbs 5:7

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5:7 So now, children, 1  listen to me;

do not turn aside from the words I speak. 2 

Proverbs 5:10

Context

5:10 lest strangers devour 3  your strength, 4 

and your labor 5  benefit 6  another man’s house.

1 tn Heb “sons.”

2 tn Heb “the words of my mouth” (so KJV, NAB, NRSV).

3 tn Or “are sated, satisfied.”

4 tn The word כֹּחַ (coakh, “strength”) refers to what laborious toil would produce (so a metonymy of cause). Everything that this person worked for could become the property for others to enjoy.

5 tn “labor, painful toil.”

6 tn The term “benefit” does not appear in the Hebrew text, but is supplied in the translation for the sake of clarity and smoothness.



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