Proverbs 7 (asv)
And lay up my commandments with thee.
7:2Keep my commandments and live;
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,
7:8Passing through the street near her corner;
7:9In the twilight, in the evening of the day,
7:10And, behold, there met him a woman
With the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart.
7:11She is clamorous and wilful;
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.
Going down to the chambers of death.