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Proverbs, Chapter 7
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   1: My son! keep my sayings, And my commands lay up with thee.
   2: Keep my commands, and live, And my law as the pupil of thine eye.
   3: Bind them on thy fingers, Write them on the tablet of thy heart.
   4: Say to wisdom, 'My sister Thou [art].' And cry to understanding, 'Kinswoman!'
   5: To preserve thee from a strange woman, From a stranger who hath made smooth her sayings.
   6: For, at a window of my house, Through my casement I have looked out,
   7: And I do see among the simple ones, I discern among the sons, A young man lacking understanding,
   8: Passing on in the street, near her corner, And the way [to] her house he doth step,
   9: In the twilight -- in the evening of day, In the darkness of night and blackness.
   10: And, lo, a woman to meet him -- (A harlot's dress, and watchful of heart,
   11: Noisy she [is], and stubborn, In her house her feet rest not.
   12: Now in an out-place, now in broad places, And near every corner she lieth in wait) --
   13: And she laid hold on him, and kissed him, She hath hardened her face, and saith to him,
   14: 'Sacrifices of peace-offerings [are] by me, To-day I have completed my vows.
   15: Therefore I have come forth to meet thee, To seek earnestly thy face, and I find thee.
   16: [With] ornamental coverings I decked my couch, Carved works -- cotton of Egypt.
   17: I sprinkled my bed -- myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
   18: Come, we are filled [with] loves till the morning, We delight ourselves in loves.
   19: For the man is not in his house, He hath gone on a long journey.
   20: A bag of money he hath taken in his hand, At the day of the new moon he cometh to his house.'
   21: She turneth him aside with the abundance of her speech, With the flattery of her lips she forceth him.
   22: He is going after her straightway, As an ox unto the slaughter he cometh, And as a fetter unto the chastisement of a fool,
   23: Till an arrow doth split his liver, As a bird hath hastened unto a snare, And hath not known that it [is] for its life.
   24: And now, ye sons, hearken to me, And give attention to sayings of my mouth.
   25: Let not thy heart turn unto her ways, Do not wander in her paths,
   26: For many [are] the wounded she caused to fall, And mighty [are] all her slain ones.
   27: The ways of Sheol -- her house, Going down unto inner chambers of death!

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