Whoso hath found a wife hath found happiness, and hath obtained favor from the Lord.
Enjoy life with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which God hath given thee under the sun, yea, all the days of thy vanity; for this is thy portion in this life, and in thy toil with which thou toilest under the sun.
15 Drink water out of thy own cistern, and running waters out of thy own well.
16 So will thy springs overflow abroad; and in the open streets will be thy rivulets of water;
17 They will be thy own only, and not those of strangers with thee.
18 Thy fountain will be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth,
19 The lovely gazelle and the graceful chamois: let her bosom satisfy thee abundantly at all times; with her love be thou ravished continually.
20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with an adulteress, and embrace the bosom of an alien woman?
Therefore doth a man leave his father and his mother, and cleave unto his wife, and they become one flesh.
And if it be displeasing in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom ye will serve: whether the gods which your fathers that were on the other side of the river served, or the gods of the Emorites, in whose land ye dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.