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Proverbs 7

Proverbs 7:1  
My son, keep my sayings, and let my rules be stored up with you.

Proverbs 7:2  
Keep my rules and you will have life; let my teaching be to you as the light of your eyes;

Proverbs 7:3  
Let them be fixed to your fingers, and recorded in your heart.

Proverbs 7:4  
Say to wisdom, You are my sister; let knowledge be named your special friend:

Proverbs 7:5  
So that they may keep you from the strange woman, even from her whose words are smooth.

Proverbs 7:6  
Looking out from my house, and watching through the window,

Proverbs 7:7  
I saw among the young men one without sense,

Proverbs 7:8  
Walking in the street near the turn of her road, going on the way to her house,

Proverbs 7:9  
At nightfall, in the evening of the day, in the black dark of the night.

Proverbs 7:10  
And the woman came out to him, in the dress of a loose woman, with a designing heart;

Proverbs 7:11  
She is full of noise and uncontrolled; her feet keep not in her house.

Proverbs 7:12  
Now she is in the street, now in the open spaces, waiting at every turning of the road.

Proverbs 7:13  
So she took him by his hand, kissing him, and without a sign of shame she said to him:

Proverbs 7:14  
I have a feast of peace-offerings, for today my oaths have been effected.

Proverbs 7:15  
So I came out in the hope of meeting you, looking for you with care, and now I have you.

Proverbs 7:16  
My bed is covered with cushions of needlework, with coloured cloths of the cotton thread of Egypt;

Proverbs 7:17  
I have made my bed sweet with perfumes and spices.

Proverbs 7:18  
Come, let us take our pleasure in love till the morning, having joy in love's delights.

Proverbs 7:19  
For the master of the house is away on a long journey:

Proverbs 7:20  
He has taken a bag of money with him; he is coming back at the full moon.

Proverbs 7:21  
With her fair words she overcame him, forcing him with her smooth lips.

Proverbs 7:22  
The simple man goes after her, like an ox going to its death, like a roe pulled by a cord;

Proverbs 7:23  
Like a bird falling into a net; with no thought that his life is in danger, till an arrow goes into his side.

Proverbs 7:24  
So now, my sons, give ear to me; give attention to the sayings of my mouth;

Proverbs 7:25  
Let not your heart be turned to her ways, do not go wandering in her footsteps.

Proverbs 7:26  
For those wounded and made low by her are great in number; and all those who have come to their death through her are a great army.

Proverbs 7:27  
Her house is the way to the underworld, going down to the rooms of death.


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