Proverbs 7
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1My son, keep my words, And treasure my commands within you.1My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you.
2Keep my commands and live, And my law as the apple of your eye.2Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
3Bind them on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart.3Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.
4Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” And call understanding your nearest kin,4Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and to insight, "You are my relative."
5That they may keep you from the immoral woman, From the seductress who flatters with her words.5They will keep you from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words.
6For at the window of my house I looked through my lattice,6At the window of my house I looked down through the lattice.
7And saw among the simple, I perceived among the youths, A young man devoid of understanding,7I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who had no sense.
8Passing along the street near her corner; And he took the path to her house8He was going down the street near her corner, walking along in the direction of her house
9In the twilight, in the evening, In the black and dark night.9at twilight, as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in.
10And there a woman met him, With the attire of a harlot, and a crafty heart.10Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.
11She was loud and rebellious, Her feet would not stay at home.11(She is unruly and defiant, her feet never stay at home;
12At times she was outside, at times in the open square, Lurking at every corner.12now in the street, now in the squares, at every corner she lurks.)
13So she caught him and kissed him; With an impudent face she said to him:13She took hold of him and kissed him and with a brazen face she said:
14I have peace offerings with me; Today I have paid my vows.14"Today I fulfilled my vows, and I have food from my fellowship offering at home.
15So I came out to meet you, Diligently to seek your face, And I have found you.15So I came out to meet you; I looked for you and have found you!
16I have spread my bed with tapestry, Colored coverings of Egyptian linen.16I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt.
17I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.17I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.
18Come, let us take our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with love.18Come, let's drink deeply of love till morning; let's enjoy ourselves with love!
19For my husband is not at home; He has gone on a long journey;19My husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey.
20He has taken a bag of money with him, And will come home on the appointed day.”20He took his purse filled with money and will not be home till full moon."
21With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, With her flattering lips she seduced him.21With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.
22Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,22All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose
23Till an arrow struck his liver. As a bird hastens to the snare, He did not know it would cost his life.23till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life.
24Now therefore, listen to me, my children; Pay attention to the words of my mouth:24Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say.
25Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not stray into her paths;25Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths.
26For she has cast down many wounded, And all who were slain by her were strong men.26Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng.
27Her house is the way to hell, Descending to the chambers of death.27Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.
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