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

  • 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.
  • Diana branch
    The lips of a strange woman... Represents sin itself
  • Jamesbill
    It let me know that god see all things and we will have to give in accounts for the word and the things that we do, good or bad
  • Clarita
    Thank you for the wonderful verse an I pray for guidance and protectiob

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