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Proverbs 7

Proverbs 7:1  
My son, keep my words. Lay up my commandments within you.

Proverbs 7:2  
Keep my commandments and live! Guard my teaching as the apple of your eye.

Proverbs 7:3  
Bind them on your fingers. Write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 7:4  
Tell wisdom, “You are my sister.” Call understanding your relative,

Proverbs 7:5  
that they may keep you from the strange woman, from the foreigner who flatters with her words.

Proverbs 7:6  
For at the window of my house, I looked out through my lattice.

Proverbs 7:7  
I saw 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, he went the way to her house,

Proverbs 7:9  
in the twilight, in the evening of the day, in the middle of the night and in the darkness.

Proverbs 7:10  
Behold, there a woman met him with the attire of a prostitute, and with crafty intent.

Proverbs 7:11  
She is loud and defiant. Her feet don’t stay in her house.

Proverbs 7:12  
Now she is in the streets, now in the squares, and lurking at every corner.

Proverbs 7:13  
So she caught him, and kissed him. With an impudent face she said to him:

Proverbs 7:14  
“Sacrifices of peace offerings are with me. Today I have paid my vows.

Proverbs 7:15  
Therefore I came out to meet you, to diligently seek your face, and I have found you.

Proverbs 7:16  
I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, with striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.

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

Proverbs 7:18  
Come, let’s take our fill of loving until the morning. Let’s solace ourselves with loving.

Proverbs 7:19  
For my husband isn’t at home. He has gone on a long journey.

Proverbs 7:20  
He has taken a bag of money with him. He will come home at the full moon.”

Proverbs 7:21  
With persuasive words, she led him astray. With the flattering of her lips, she seduced him.

Proverbs 7:22  
He followed her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, as a fool stepping into a noose.

Proverbs 7:23  
Until an arrow strikes through his liver, as a bird hurries to the snare, and doesn’t know that it will cost his life.

Proverbs 7:24  
Now therefore, sons, listen to me. Pay attention to the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 7:25  
Don’t let your heart turn to her ways. Don’t go astray in her paths,

Proverbs 7:26  
for she has thrown down many wounded. Yes, all her slain are a mighty army.

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


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