Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.
– Proverbs 5:7
Verses 7-14 describe the consequences or costs of adultery. Solomon renews the admonition to the children to listen to the wise father. They are to listen attentively to the words of his mouth so as not to depart from them. To depart is to turn aside and to go in the way of the strange woman is certainly to turn aside from wisdom to follow great folly.