Proverbs 5:9

“Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Lest thou giue thine honour vnto others, and thy yeeres vnto the cruell:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Or you will give your vigor to others And your years to the cruel one;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Lest thou give thine honor unto others, And thy years unto the cruel;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For fear that you may give your honour to others, and your wealth to strange men:
- Basic English Bible

lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel;
- Darby Bible

Lest thou give thy honor to others, and thy years to the cruel:
- Webster's Bible

lest you give your honor to others, and your years to the cruel one;
- World English Bible

Lest thou give to others thy honour, And thy years to the fierce,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Lest thou give thy vigour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 5:9


5:9 Honour - Thy dignity and reputation, the strength of thy body and mind. Years - The flower of thine age. The cruel - To the harlot, who though she pretends love, yet in truth is one of the most cruel creatures in the world, wasting thy estate and body without pity, and damming thy soul for ever.


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