World English Bible
Proverbs, Chapter 7

   1: My son, keep my words. Lay up my commandments within you.
   2: Keep my commandments and live; Guard my teaching as the apple of your eye.
   3: Bind them on your fingers. Write them on the tablet of your heart.
   4: Tell wisdom, "You are my sister." Call understanding your relative,
   5: That they may keep you from the strange woman, From the foreigner who flatters with her words.
   6: For at the window of my house, I looked forth through my lattice.
   7: I saw among the simple ones. I discerned among the youths a young man void of understanding,
   8: Passing through the street near her corner, 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: Behold, there a woman met him with the attire of a prostitute, And with crafty intent.
   11: She is loud and defiant. Her feet don't stay in her house.
   12: Now she is in the streets, now in the squares, And lurking at every corner.
   13: So she caught him, and kissed him. With an impudent face she said to him:
   14: "Sacrifices of peace-offerings are with me. This day I have paid my vows.
   15: Therefore I came out to meet you, To diligently seek your face, And I have found you.
   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's take our fill of loving until the morning. Let's solace ourselves with loving.
   19: For my husband isn't at home. He has gone on a long journey.
   20: He has taken a bag of money with him. He will come home at the full moon."
   21: With persuasive words, she led him astray. With the flattering of her lips, she seduced him.
   22: He followed her immediately, As an ox goes to the slaughter, As a fool stepping into a noose.
   23: Until an arrow strikes through his liver, As a bird hurries to the snare, And doesn't know that it will cost his life.
   24: Now therefore, sons, listen to me. Pay attention to the words of my mouth.
   25: Don't let your heart turn to her ways. Don't go astray in her paths,
   26: For she has thrown down many wounded. Yes, all her slain are a mighty host.
   27: Her house is the way to Sheol, Going down to the chambers of death.

Additional information on is available on the Internet at
Copyright © All rights reserved.