Proverbs 5:15

“Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Drinke waters out of thine owne cisterne, and running waters out of thine owne well.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Drink water from your own cistern And fresh water from your own well.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Drink waters out of thine own cistern, And running waters out of thine own well.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let water from your store and not that of others be your drink, and running water from your fountain.
- Basic English Bible

Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
- Darby Bible

Drink waters out of thy own cistern, and running waters out of thy own well.
- Webster's Bible

Drink water out of your own cistern, running water out of your own well.
- World English Bible

Drink waters out of thine own cistern, Even flowing ones out of thine own well.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 5:15


5:15 Drink - Content thyself with those delights which God alloweth thee in the sober use of the marriage - bed.


Discussion for Proverbs 5:15

  • Kevin Airrington for verse 15
    Adultery has devastating effects on EVERYONE!!! If men would rise up and LOVE THEIR WIVES like we are commanded in Ephesians 5:25 then we would end divorce on this planet!!!

    But alas, this world is filled with selfish and cowardly men! Until mean PRACTICE Ephesians 5:25 then divorce will be an epidemic. If you don't know how or what it means...check out 1 John 3:16, John 3:16.

    But you are too selfish to put your wife above your own needs.
  • Mr Bidemi for verse 15
    Proverbs 5:15 simply warns the man to be content with his own wife since they are both one flesh. Because adultery may result in spiritual and physical separation.

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