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Proverbs 7 (asv)

Proverbs 7 (asv)

7:1My son, keep my words,

And lay up my commandments with thee.

7:2Keep my commandments and live;

And my law as the apple of thine eye.

7:3Bind them upon thy fingers;

Write them upon the tablet of thy heart.

7:4Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister;

And call understanding thy kinswoman:

7:5That they may keep thee from the strange woman,

From the foreigner that flattereth with her words.

7:6For at the window of my house

I looked forth through my lattice;

7:7And I beheld among the simple ones,

I discerned among the youths,

A young man void of understanding,

7:8Passing through the street near her corner;

And he went the way to her house,

7:9In the twilight, in the evening of the day,

In the middle of the night and in the darkness.

7:10And, behold, there met him a woman

With the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart.

7:11She is clamorous and wilful;

Her feet abide not in her house:

7:12Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places,

And lieth in wait at every corner.

7:13So she caught him, and kissed him,

And with an impudent face she said unto him:

7:14Sacrifices of peace-offerings are with me;

This day have I paid my vows.

7:15Therefore came I forth to meet thee,

Diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

7:16I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry,

With striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.

7:17I have perfumed my bed

With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

7:18Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning;

Let us solace ourselves with loves.

7:19For the man is not at home;

He is gone a long journey:

7:20He hath taken a bag of money with him;

He will come home at the full moon.

7:21With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield;

With the flattering of her lips she forceth him along.

7:22He goeth after her straightway,

As an ox goeth to the slaughter,

Or as one in fetters to the correction of the fool;

7:23Till an arrow strike through his liver;

As a bird hasteth to the snare,

And knoweth not that it is for his life.

7:24Now therefore, my sons, hearken unto me,

And attend to the words of my mouth.

7:25Let not thy heart decline to her ways;

Go not astray in her paths.

7:26For she hath cast down many wounded:

Yea, all her slain are a mighty host.

7:27Her house is the way to Sheol,

Going down to the chambers of death.


Preceding Entry: Proverbs 6
Following Entry: Proverbs 8