Proverbs 7
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1MY son, keep my words and hide my commandments within you.

2Keep my commandments and live, and my law as the pupil of your eye.

3Bind them about your neck; write them upon the tablets of your heart.

4Say to wisdom, You are my sister; and to understanding, You are my counselor

5That they may keep you from the strange woman, from the stranger that flatters with her words.

6For from the window of her house and from the balcony she looked out,

7And she beheld young men, she spied among the youths, and those who lacked understanding,

8Passing through the street near the corner of her house,

9In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night;

10And, behold, there came out a woman with the attire of a harlot to meet one of them, a woman who fluttered the hearts of young men.

11She is rebellious and gluttonous; her feet do not abide in her house;

12But she roams around outside, now in the streets, and now lying in wait at the corners.

13So she caught him and kissed him, and, with an impudent face, said to him,

14This day I have paid my vows, I have peace offerings with me;

15Therefore I came out to meet you, for I have been waiting to see you, and now I have found you.

16I have made my bed upon a carpet; I have covered it with fine linen of Egypt.

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

18Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; let us embrace each other with passion.

19For my husband is not at home, he has gone on a long journey:

20He has taken a bag of money with him, and it will be a long time before he comes home.

21With much fair speech she misled him, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

22He went after her as a little child, as an ox that goes to the slaughter, and as a dog to be muzzled;

23And as a stag whose liver is pierced with an arrow, as a bird hastens to the snare, and does not know that he goes to his death.

24Now therefore, O my children, hearken to me, and attend to the words of my mouth.

25Let not your heart incline to her ways, do not go astray in her paths.

26For she has cast down many wounded; yea, many mighty men have been slain by her.

27The ways to her house are the ways to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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