New International Version
Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares?
King James Bible
Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.
Darby Bible Translation
Thy fountains shall be poured forth, as water-brooks in the broadways.
World English Bible
Should your springs overflow in the streets, streams of water in the public squares?
Young's Literal Translation
Let thy fountains be scattered abroad, In broad places rivulets of waters.
Proverbs 5:16 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad - Let thy children lawfully begotten be numerous.
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'His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.'--PROVERBS v. 22. In Hosea's tender picture of the divine training of Israel which, alas! failed of its effect, we read, 'I drew them with cords of a man,' which is further explained as being 'with bands of love.' The metaphor in the prophet's mind is probably that of a child being 'taught to go' and upheld in its first tottering steps by leading-strings. God drew Israel, though Israel did not yield …
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Sinners Bound with the Cords of Sin
Second Great Group of Parables.
Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well.
Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers.
May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
"Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!"
Song of Solomon 4:12
You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain.
Song of Solomon 4:15
You are a garden fountain, a well of flowing water streaming down from Lebanon.
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