Proverbs 5:16 {17}
Good News Translation
Children that you have by other women will do you no good.

Contemporary English Version
And don't be like a stream from which just any woman may take a drink.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Keep them to thyself alone, neither let strangers be partakers with thee.

New American Bible
Should your water sources be dispersed abroad, streams of water in the streets?

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Keep them to thyself alone, neither let strangers be partakers with thee.

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Deuteronomy 33:28 Israel shall dwell in safety, and alone. The eye of Jacob in a land of corn and wine, and the heavens shall be misty with dew.

Psalm 68:26 In the churches bless ye God the Lord, from the fountains of Israel.

Isaiah 48:21 They thirsted not in the desert, when he led them out: he brought forth water out of the rock for them, and he clove the rock, and the waters gushed out.

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Genesis 24:60 Wishing prosperity to their sister, and saying: Thou art our sister, mayst thou increase to thousands of thousands; and may thy seed possess the gates of their enemies.

Judges 12:9 He had thirty sons, and as many daughters, whom he sent abroad, and gave to husbands, and took wives for his sons, of the same number, bringing them into his house. And he judged Israel seven years:

Psalm 127:3 Behold the inheritance of the Lord are children: the reward, the fruit of the womb.

Psalm 128:3 Thy wife as a fruitful vine, on the sides of thy house. Thy children as olive plants, round about thy table.

Context
Avoiding Immorality
15Let thy fountains be conveyed abroad, and in the streets divide thy waters. 16Keep them to thyself alone, neither let strangers be partakers with thee.17Let thy vein be blessed, and rejoice with the wife of thy youth:…
Cross References
Proverbs 5:15
Let thy fountains be conveyed abroad, and in the streets divide thy waters.

Proverbs 5:17
Let thy vein be blessed, and rejoice with the wife of thy youth:

Proverbs 5:18
Let her be thy dearest hind, and most agreeable fawn: let her breasts inebriate thee at all times: be thou delighted continually with her love.

Proverbs 9:17
And he did not know that giants are there, and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

Songs 4:12
My sister, my spouse, is a garden enclosed, a garden enclosed, a fountain sealed up.

Songs 4:15
The fountain of gardens: the well of living waters, which run with a strong stream from Libanus.

Additional Translations
Why should your springs flow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares?Let your fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.

Should thy springs be dispersed abroad, And streams of water in the streets?

Let not waters out of thy fountain be spilt by thee, but let thy waters go into thy streets.

Thy fountains shall be poured forth, as water-brooks in the broadways.

Should thy springs be dispersed abroad, and rivers of water in the streets?

Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.

Should your springs overflow in the streets, streams of water in the public squares?

Let thy fountains be scattered abroad, In broad places rivulets of waters.
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