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Proverbs 5:15

    Proverbs 5:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Drink waters out of your own cistern, and running waters out of your own well.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Drink waters out of thine own cistern, And running waters out of thine own well.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let water from your store and not that of others be your drink, and running water from your fountain.

    Webster's Revision

    Drink waters out of thine own cistern, And running waters out of thine own well.

    World English Bible

    Drink water out of your own cistern, running water out of your own well.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.

    Definitions for Proverbs 5:15

    Cistern - A pit, or well.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 5:15

    Drink waters out of thine own cistern - Be satisfied with thy own wife; and let the wife see that she reverence her husband; and not tempt him by inattention or unkindness to seek elsewhere what he has a right to expect, but cannot find, at home.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 5:15

    The teacher seeks to counteract the evils of mere sensual passion chiefly by setting forth the true blessedness of which it is the counterfeit. The true wife is as a fountain of refreshment, where the weary soul may quench its thirst. Even the joy which is of the senses appears, as in the Song of Solomon, purified and stainless (see Proverbs 5:19 marginal reference).

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 5:15

    5:15 Drink - Content thyself with those delights which God alloweth thee in the sober use of the marriage - bed.