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 thy eye. 3: Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thy heart. 4: Say to wisdom, Thou [art] my sister; and call understanding [thy] kinswoman: 5: That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger [which] flattereth with her words. 6: For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, 7: And 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, in the black and dark night: 10: And behold, there met him a woman [with] the attire of a harlot, and subtil of heart. 11: (She [is] loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: 12: Now [is she] without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.) 13: So she caught him, and kissed him, [and] with an impudent face said to him, 14: [I have] peace-offerings with me; this day have I paid my vows. 15: Therefore I came forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee. 16: I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved [works], with fine linen 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 good-man [is] not at home, he is gone a long journey: 20: He hath taken a bag of money with him, [and] will come home at the day appointed. 21: With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she impelled him. 22: He goeth after her quickly, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; 23: Till a dart striketh through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it [is] for his life. 24: Now therefore hearken to me, O ye children, 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: yes, many strong [men] have been slain by her. 27: Her house [is] the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.