Proverbs 5:16
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English Standard Version
Should your springs be scattered abroad, streams of water in the streets?

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let thy fountains be conveyed abroad, and in the streets divide thy waters.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.

Proverbs 5:16 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This other side of the ruin Proverbs 5:10 presents as an image of terror. For הוד refers to the person in his stately appearance, but כּח to his possessions in money and goods; for this word, as well as in the strikingly similar passage Hosea 7:9, is used as the synonym of חיל (Genesis 34:29, etc.), in the sense of ability, estate. This meaning is probably mediated by means of a metonymy, as Genesis 4:12; Job 31:39, where the idea of the capability of producing is passed over into that of the produce conformable to it; so here the idea of work-power passes over into that of the gain resulting therefrom. ועצביך (and thy toils) is not, like כּחך, the accusative governed by ישׂבּעוּ; the carrying over of this verb disturbs the parallelism, and the statement in the passage besides does not accord therewith, which, interpreted as a virtual predicate, presents 10b as an independent prohibitive clause: neve sint labores tui in domo peregrini, not peregrina; at least נכרי according to the usage of the language is always personal, so that בּית נכרי (cf. Lamentations 5:2), like מלבושׁ נכרי, Zephaniah 1:8, is to be explained after עיר נכרי, Judges 19:12. עצב (from עצב, Arab. 'aṣab, to bind fast, to tie together, then to make effort, ποιεῖν, laborare) is difficult work (Proverbs 10:22), and that which is obtained by it; Fleischer compares the Ital. i miei sudori, and the French mes sueurs.

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Deuteronomy 33:28 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be on a land of corn and wine...

Psalm 68:26 Bless you God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.

Isaiah 48:21 And they thirsted not when he led them through the deserts: he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them...

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Genesis 24:60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said to her, You are our sister, be you the mother of thousands of millions...

Judges 12:9 And he had thirty sons, and thirty daughters, whom he sent abroad, and took in thirty daughters from abroad for his sons...

Psalm 127:3 See, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Psalm 128:3 Your wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of your house: your children like olive plants round about your table.

Cross References
Proverbs 5:15
Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well.

Proverbs 5:17
Let them be for yourself alone, and not for strangers with you.

Proverbs 5:18
Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth,

Proverbs 9:17
"Stolen water is sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant."

Song of Solomon 4:12
A garden locked is my sister, my bride, a spring locked, a fountain sealed.

Song of Solomon 4:15
a garden fountain, a well of living water, and flowing streams from Lebanon.

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