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

King James Bible
Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.

Darby Bible Translation
Let thy fountain be blessed; and have joy of the wife of thy youth.

World English Bible
Let your spring be blessed. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.

Young's Literal Translation
Let thy fountain be blessed, And rejoice because of the wife of thy youth,

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:18 Fountain - Thy wife. Blessed - With children; for barrenness was esteemed a curse among the Israelites.

Proverbs 5:18 Parallel Commentaries

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
Deuteronomy 24:5
"A newly married man must not be drafted into the army or be given any other official responsibilities. He must be free to spend one year at home, bringing happiness to the wife he has married.

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

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

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

Ecclesiastes 9:9
Live happily with the woman you love through all the meaningless days of life that God has given you under the sun. The wife God gives you is your reward for all your earthly toil.

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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