Proverbs 5:16
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New Living Translation
Why spill the water of your springs in the streets, having sex with just anyone?

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
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:16 Fountains - Thy children proceeding from thy wife and from thyself. Fountains are here put for rivers flowing from them. Dispersed - They shall in due time appear abroad to thy comfort, and for the good of others.

Proverbs 5:16 Parallel Commentaries

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Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
Text: Philippians 1, 3-11. 3 I thank my God upon all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every supplication of mine on behalf of you all making my supplication with joy, 5 for your fellowship in furtherance of the gospel from the first day until now; 6 being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ: 7 even as it is right for me to be thus minded on behalf of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as, both in my bonds
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

"The Truth. " Some Generals Proposed.
That what we are to speak to for the clearing and improving this noble piece of truth, that Christ is the Truth, may be the more clearly understood and edifying, we shall first take notice of some generals, and then show particularly how or in what respects Christ is called the Truth; and finally speak to some cases wherein we are to make use of Christ as the Truth. As to the first. There are four general things here to be noticed. 1. This supposeth what our case by nature is, and what we are all
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Thirdly, for Thy Actions.
1. Do no evil, though thou mightest; for God will not suffer the least sin, without bitter repentance, to escape unpunished. Leave not undone any good that thou canst. But do nothing without a calling, nor anything in thy calling, till thou hast first taken counsel at God's word (1 Sam. xxx. 8) of its lawfulness, and pray for his blessings upon thy endeavour; and then do it in the name of God, with cheerfulness of heart, committing the success to him, in whose power it is to bless with his grace
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

The Right Understanding of the Law
Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.' Exod 20: 3. Before I come to the commandments, I shall answer questions, and lay down rules respecting the moral law. What is the difference between the moral laud and the gospel? (1) The law requires that we worship God as our Creator; the gospel, that we worship him in and through Christ. God in Christ is propitious; out of him we may see God's power, justice, and holiness: in him we see his mercy displayed. (2) The moral law requires obedience, but gives
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Proverbs 5:15
Drink water from your own well--share your love only with your wife.

Proverbs 5:17
You should reserve it for yourselves. Never share it with strangers.

Proverbs 5:18
Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.

Proverbs 9:17
"Stolen water is refreshing; food eaten in secret tastes the best!"

Song of Solomon 4:12
You are my private garden, my treasure, my bride, a secluded spring, a hidden fountain.

Song of Solomon 4:15
You are a garden fountain, a well of fresh water streaming down from Lebanon's mountains.

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