Proverbs 5:11

And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
– Proverbs 5:11

Mourn means to growl or moan. It is the sound of an animal in distress. Last is the end and so the end of life. Solomon warns that refusing to heed such warnings will bring you to howling misery and regret. The flesh and body being consumed is sometimes thought to be indication of disease but I don’t find that compelling. Giving oneself to pursuing the strange woman is a wasted life and wreaks ruin. This verse pictures one at the end life regretting and lamenting his path and the squandering of youth, strength, and the stable support of a good wife. It is a regret of wasting what cannot be recovered.

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