son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
3Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
4Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
5That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth
with her words.
6For at the window of my house
I looked through my casement,
among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
8Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
9In the twilight, in the evening, in the black
and dark night:
10And, behold, there met him
a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
13So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,
14I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.
15Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have
16I have decked my bed with coverings
of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.
have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.
19For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:
20He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.
21With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her
lips she forced him.
22He goeth after her
straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
23Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth
not that it is for his life.
me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
25Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
26For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by
27Her house is the way to hell, going
down to the chambers of death.