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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.