Proverbs 5:9 {10}
Good News Translation
If you do, others will gain the respect that you once had, and you will die young at the hands of merciless people.

Contemporary English Version
You will lose your self-respect and end up in debt to some cruel person for the rest of your life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, and thy labours be in another man's house,

New American Bible
Lest you give your honor to others, and your years to a merciless one;

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Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, and thy labours be in another man's house,

Proverbs 6:29-35 The fault is not so great when a man hath stolen: for he stealeth to fill his hungry soul: . . .

Genesis 38:23-26 Juda said: Let her take it to herself, surely she cannot charge us with a lie, I sent the kid which I promised: and thou didst not find her. . . .

Judges 16:19-21 But she made him sleep upon her knees, and lay his head in her bosom. And she called a barber and shaved his seven locks, and began to drive him away, and thrust him from her: for immediately his strength departed from him. . . .

Nehemiah 13:26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin in this kind of thing: and surely among many nations, there was not a king like him, and he was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: and yet women of other countries brought even him to sin.

Hosea 4:13,14 They offered sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burnt incense upon the hills: under the oak, and the poplar, and the turpentine tree, because the shadow thereof was good: therefore shall your daughters commit fornication, and your spouses shall be adulteresses. . . .

Context
Avoiding Immorality
8Give not thy honour to strangers, and thy years to the cruel. 9Lest strangers be filled with thy strength, and thy labours be in another man's house,10And thou mourn at the last, when thou shalt have spent thy flesh and thy body, and say;…
Cross References
Proverbs 5:8
Give not thy honour to strangers, and thy years to the cruel.

Proverbs 5:10
And thou mourn at the last, when thou shalt have spent thy flesh and thy body, and say;

Proverbs 6:26
Can a man hide fire in his bosom, and his garments not burn?

Proverbs 31:3
Give not thy substance to women, and thy riches to destroy kings.

Additional Translations
lest you concede your vigor to others, and your years to one who is cruel,Lest you give your honor to others, and your years to the cruel:

Lest thou give thine honor unto others, And thy years unto the cruel;

lest thou give away thy life to others, and thy substance to the merciless:

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

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

Lest thou give thy honor to others, and thy years to the cruel:

lest you give your honor to others, and your years to the cruel one;

Lest thou give to others thy honour, And thy years to the fierce,
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