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Proverbs 7

Proverbs 7:1  
My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

Proverbs 7:2  
Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

Proverbs 7:3  
Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.

Proverbs 7:4  
Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:

Proverbs 7:5  
That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.

Proverbs 7:6  
For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,

Proverbs 7:7  
And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

Proverbs 7:8  
Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,

Proverbs 7:9  
In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:

Proverbs 7:10  
And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

Proverbs 7:11  
(She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:

Proverbs 7:12  
Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)

Proverbs 7:13  
So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,

Proverbs 7:14  
I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.

Proverbs 7:15  
Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

Proverbs 7:16  
I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

Proverbs 7:17  
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Proverbs 7:18  
Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.

Proverbs 7:19  
For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:

Proverbs 7:20  
He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.

Proverbs 7:21  
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

Proverbs 7:22  
He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

Proverbs 7:23  
Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

Proverbs 7:24  
Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 7:25  
Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.

Proverbs 7:26  
For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.

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


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