Proverbs 5:9
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New American Standard Bible
Or you will give your vigor to others And your years to the cruel one;

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Lest thou give to others thy honour, And thy years to the fierce,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Thine honor - i. e., "The grace and freshness of thy youth" (compare Hosea 14:6; Daniel 10:8). The thought of this is to guard the young man against the sins that stain and mar it. The slave of lust sacrifices "years" that might have been peaceful and happy to one who is merciless.

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Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
A Sermon (No. 915) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 13th, 1870 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins." -- Proverbs 5:22. The first sentence has reference to a net in which birds or beasts are taken. The ungodly man first of all finds sin to be a bait, and charmed by its apparent pleasantness he indulges in it and then he becomes entangled in its meshes so that he cannot
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How the Rude in Sacred Learning, and those who are Learned but not Humble, are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 25.) Differently to be admonished are those who do not understand aright the words of the sacred Law, and those who understand them indeed aright, but speak them not humbly. For those who understand not aright the words of sacred Law are to be admonished to consider that they turn for themselves a most wholesome drought of wine into a cup of poison, and with a medicinal knife inflict on themselves a mortal wound, when they destroy in themselves what was sound by that whereby they ought,
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Proverbs 5:8
Keep your way far from her And do not go near the door of her house,

Proverbs 5:10
And strangers will be filled with your strength And your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien;

Proverbs 6:26
For on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress hunts for the precious life.

Proverbs 31:3
Do not give your strength to women, Or your ways to that which destroys kings.

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