Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets. Let them be only thine own, and not strangers’ with thee. Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
In figurative language, Solomon counseled his son to find all of his physical satisfaction and pleasure with his own wife. Solomon described the blessings of a faithful marriage, so that the husband and wife could find joy, security, and companionship in their relationship.