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Proverbs 5:16

    Proverbs 5:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let your fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Should thy springs be dispersed abroad, And streams of water in the streets?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let not your springs be flowing in the streets, or your streams of water in the open places.

    Webster's Revision

    Should thy springs be dispersed abroad, And streams of water in the streets?

    World English Bible

    Should your springs overflow in the streets, streams of water in the public squares?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Should thy springs be dispersed abroad, and rivers of water in the streets?

    Definitions for Proverbs 5:16

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 5:16

    Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad - Let thy children lawfully begotten be numerous.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 5:16

    Wedded love streams forth in blessing on all around, on children and on neighbors and ill the streets, precisely because the wife's true love is given to the husband only.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 5:16

    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.