Proverbs 5:18

“Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let thy fountaine be blessed: and reioyce with the wife of thy youth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice in the wife of your youth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let thy fountain be blessed; And rejoice in the wife of thy youth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let blessing be on your fountain; have joy in the wife of your early years.
- Basic English Bible

Let thy fountain be blessed; and have joy of the wife of thy youth.
- Darby Bible

Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
- Webster's Bible

Let your spring be blessed. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.
- World English Bible

Let thy fountain be blessed, And rejoice because of the wife of thy youth,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Let thy fountain be blessed; and have joy of the wife of thy youth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 5:18


5:18 Fountain - Thy wife. Blessed - With children; for barrenness was esteemed a curse among the Israelites.


Discussion for Proverbs 5

  • Elsie
    Proverbs Chp. 5 - Children should steer clear of actions that may seem harmless only to regret such when the consequences following such actions were not anticipated. Male children should steer clear of "loose women and prostitutes". They may believe they are having fun only to realise that such fun lead to remorse...when it has become too late to remedy the situation.
  • Coop
    The fear of the lord is the beginning of Wisdom (Proverbs 9:10) therefore we should always carefully follow the instructions of God's uncompromising word. Remember; B.I.B.L.E. also means Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. If we follow God's instructions that are written in his word and apply these instructions through the leading of his holy Spirit, we have his assurance of being successful.
  • Rev. C.K.
    DON'T DO SOMETHING THAT FELLS GOOD NOW BUT WILL BE REGRETTED LATER...
  • BSP
    Verse 8 warns to stay far away from the immoral woman's house. If the young man in Proverbs 7 had heeded this warning, he would have been spared much pain.
  • Gary johnson
    Holden with the cords of sin. There can come a time after ignoring instruction, that one will be cut off and left to the rot of sins that will consume the sinner.
  • Irene123
    Abortion is - murder. The 'instant' the sperm and seed come together - is life. And GOD created it. These are HIS children, not ours. We are to raise them in HIS precepts, not ours.

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