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Chapter 5

Proverbs 5 Commentary

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Proverbs 5:1-6 meaning

By giving our attention to wisdom, we participate in truth and life. The alternative is a sweet-sounding temptation but leads quickly to bitterness and death.

Proverbs 5:7-14 meaning

When we entertain the temptation of evil, we find it is a slippery slope that can steal us away before we know what has happened. We quickly forfeit vibrant living and drift into the path of death.

Proverbs 5:15-20 meaning

Focusing on two metaphors, water and marriage, Solomon encourages the reader to tap into the true source of meaning and joy in one’s life.

Proverbs 5:21-23 meaning

The Lord watches over the choices of mankind. When we choose wickedness, it becomes our own personal prison.