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Proverbs 6

The Proverbs

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Chapter 7

1


 

  My son, keep my words, And lay up my commandments with thee.  

 

 


2


 

  Keep my commandments and live; And my law as the apple of thine eye.  

 

 


3


 

  Bind them upon thy fingers; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart.  

 

 


4


 

  Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; And call understanding [thy] kinswoman:  

 

 


5


 

  That they may keep thee from the strange woman, From the foreigner that flattereth with her words.  

 

 


6


 

  For at the window of my house I looked forth through my lattice;  

 

 


7


 

  And I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, A young man void of understanding,  

 

 


8


 

  Passing through the street near her corner; And he went the way to her house,  

 

 


9


 

  In the twilight, in the evening of the day, In the middle of the night and in the darkness.  

 

 


10


 

  And, behold, there met him a woman With the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart.  

 

 


11


 

  She is clamorous and wilful; Her feet abide not in her house:  

 

 


12


 

  Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places, And lieth in wait at every corner.  

 

 


13


 

  So she caught him, and kissed him, [And] with an impudent face she said unto him:  

 

 


14


 

  Sacrifices of peace-offerings are with me; This day have I paid my vows.  

 

 


15


 

  Therefore came I forth to meet thee, Diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.  

 

 


16


 

  I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, With striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.  

 

 


17


 

  I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.  

 

 


18


 

  Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; Let us solace ourselves with loves.  

 

 


19


 

  For the man is not at home; He is gone a long journey:  

 

 


20


 

  He hath taken a bag of money with him; He will come home at the full moon.  

 

 


21


 

  With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield; With the flattering of her lips she forceth him along.  

 

 


22


 

  He goeth after her straightway, As an ox goeth to the slaughter, Or as [one in] fetters to the correction of the fool;  

 

 


23


 

  Till an arrow strike through his liver; As a bird hasteth to the snare, And knoweth not that it is for his life.  

 

 


24


 

  Now therefore, [my] sons, hearken unto me, And attend to the words of my mouth.  

 

 


25


 

  Let not thy heart decline to her ways; Go not astray in her paths.  

 

 


26


 

  For she hath cast down many wounded: Yea, all her slain are a mighty host.  

 

 


27


 

  Her house is the way to Sheol, Going down to the chambers of death.  

 

 


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