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Proverbs 5:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Should thy springs be dispersed abroad, And streams of water in the streets?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, [and] rivers of waters in the streets.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Should your springs be dispersed abroad, Streams of water in the streets?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, [and] rivers of waters in the streets.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thy fountains shall be poured forth, as water-brooks in the broadways.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Let not thy fountains, flow over, abroad, in the streets, dividings of waters:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Let thy fountains be scattered abroad, In broad places rivulets of waters.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Let thy fountains be conveyed abroad, and in the streets divide thy waters.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Let thy fountaines bee dispersed abroad, [and] riuers of waters in the streets.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Let not waters out of thy fountain be spilt by thee, but let thy waters go into thy streets.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, [and] rivers of waters in the streets.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Let thy fountains 4599
{4599} Prime
From H5869 (as a denominative in the sense of a spring); a fountain (also collectively), figuratively a source (of satisfaction).
be dispersed 6327
{6327} Prime
A primitive root; to dash in pieces, literally or figuratively (especially to disperse).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
abroad, 2351
{2351} Prime
(Both forms feminine in the plural); from an unused root meaning to sever; properly separate by a wall, that is, outside, outdoors.
[and] rivers 6388
{6388} Prime
From H6385; a rill (that is, small channel of water, as in irrigation).
of waters 4325
{4325} Prime
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
in the streets. 7339
{7339} Prime
From H7337; a width, that is, (concretely) avenue or area.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 5:15-20.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 5:15-23.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Deuteronomy 33:28 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob [shall be] upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.
Psalms 68:26 Bless ye God in the congregations, [even] the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.
Isaiah 48:21 And they thirsted not [when] he led them through the deserts: he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them: he clave the rock also, and the waters gushed out.


Genesis 24:60 And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou [art] our sister, be thou [the mother] of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.
Judges 12:9 And he had thirty sons, and thirty daughters, [whom] he sent abroad, and took in thirty daughters from abroad for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.
Psalms 127:3 Lo, children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward.
Psalms 128:3 Thy wife [shall be] as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
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Gn 24:60. Dt 33:28. Jg 12:9. Ps 68:26; 127:3; 128:3. Is 48:21.

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