Proverbs 7

Proverbs Chapter 7

1Solomon recommendeth obedience to his precepts, and such a familiarity with wisdom as may prove a guard to chastity. 6In a recital of what had passed under his own eye he sheweth the cunning and impudence of a lewd woman, and the desperate folly of a youth seduced by her: 24he dissuadeth from such dangerous courses.
1 My 1son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
2 1Keep my commandments, and live; and my law 2as the apple of thine eye.
3 1Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
4 1Say unto wisdom, Thou art 2my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
5 That 1they 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 athe youths, a young man 1void of understanding,
8 Passing through the street near her corner; and he 1went the way to her house,
9 In 1the twilight, ain the evening, in the black and dark night:
10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the 1attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
11 (1She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
12 1Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
13 So 1she caught him, and kissed him, and awith an impudent face said unto him,
14 aI have 1peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.
15 Therefore came I 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 1fine 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 goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:
20 He hath taken a bag of money awith him, and will come home at bthe day appointed.
21 1With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the 2flattering of her lips she forced him.
22 He goeth after her astraightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the 1correction of the stocks;
23 1Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
24 1Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
25 1Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
26 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many 1strong men have been slain by her.
27 Her 1house is the way to hell, going down to 2the chambers of death.
Proverbs 7