(Pro 5:9ff) Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel: (KJV)
This begins a three verse description of what I picture as the course of the HIV disease. It may also be the course of other STD’s. Later in the chapter Solomon will sing the praises of sex within marriage, but this is a passage that seems to describe the penalty of misguided morality.
"Honour" (1935) is the KJV that means "splendor, majesty, vigor". If you look through the next few verses you will see a description of some of the effects of what we used to call VD. If you have gone through basic training, or what used to be basic training, you may remember all the pictures that were shown by the chaplains to discourage the young men from straying into the paths of infidelity. This is Solomon's version of that lecture.