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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 tablet of thy 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 foreigner that flattereth with her words.
Proverbs 7:6   For at the window of my house I looked forth through my lattice;
Proverbs 7:7   And I 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 of the day, In the middle of the night and in the darkness.
Proverbs 7:10   And, behold, there met him a woman With the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart.
Proverbs 7:11   She is clamorous and wilful; Her feet abide not in her house:
Proverbs 7:12   Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places, And lieth in wait at every corner.
Proverbs 7:13   So she caught him, and kissed him, And with an impudent face she said unto him:
Proverbs 7:14   Sacrifices of peace-offerings are with me; This day have I paid 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 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 us take our fill of love until the morning; Let us solace ourselves with loves.
Proverbs 7:19   For the man is not at home; He is gone a long journey:
Proverbs 7:20   He hath taken a bag of money with him; He will come home at the full moon.
Proverbs 7:21   With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield; With the flattering of her lips she forceth him along.
Proverbs 7:22   He goeth after her straightway, As an ox goeth to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the correction of the fool;
Proverbs 7:23   Till an arrow strike through his liver; As a bird hasteth to the snare, And knoweth not that it is for his life.
Proverbs 7:24   Now therefore, my sons, hearken unto me, And attend to the words of my mouth.
Proverbs 7:25   Let not thy heart decline to her ways; Go not astray in her paths.
Proverbs 7:26   For she hath cast down many wounded: Yea, all her slain are a mighty host.
Proverbs 7:27   Her house is the way to Sheol, Going down to the chambers of death.
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