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,
Proverbs 5:18 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:18 Fountain - Thy wife. Blessed - With children; for barrenness was esteemed a curse among the Israelites.
LibraryTwenty 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.
Thirdly, for Thy Actions.
The Right Understanding of the Law
"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.
Why spill the water of your springs in the streets, having sex with just anyone?
You should reserve it for yourselves. Never share it with strangers.
"Stolen water is refreshing; food eaten in secret tastes the best!"
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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