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5 My son, pay attention to my wisdom;
1Lend your ear to my understanding,
2 That you may 2preserve discretion,
And your lips amay keep knowledge.
And her mouth is csmoother than oil;
Sharp as a two-edged sword.
Her ways are unstable;
You do not know them.
And do not depart from the words of my mouth.
And do not go near the door of her house,
9 Lest you give your 5honor to others,
And your years to the cruel one;
10 Lest aliens be filled with your 6wealth,
And your labors go to the house of a foreigner;
When your flesh and your body are consumed,
“How I have hated instruction,
And my heart despised correction!
Nor inclined my ear to those who instructed me!
In the midst of the assembly and congregation.”
And running water from your own well.
7Streams of water in the streets?
And not for strangers with you.
And rejoice with ethe wife of your youth.
19 fAs a loving deer and a graceful doe,
Let her breasts satisfy you at all times;
And always be 8enraptured with her love.
20 For why should you, my son, be enraptured by gan immoral woman,
And be embraced in the arms of a seductress?
21 hFor the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord,
And He 9ponders all his paths.
22 iHis own iniquities entrap the wicked man,
And he is caught in the cords of his sin.
23 jHe shall die for lack of instruction,
And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.
If you have 2shaken hands in pledge for a stranger,
You are taken by the words of your mouth.
For you have come into the hand of your friend:
Go and humble yourself;
Plead with your friend.
4 bGive no sleep to your eyes,
Nor slumber to your eyelids.
And like a bird from the hand of the 3fowler.
6 cGo to the ant, you sluggard!
Consider her ways and be wise,
7 Which, having no 4captain,
Overseer or ruler,
8 Provides her 5supplies in the summer,
And gathers her food in the harvest.
When will you rise from your sleep?
A little folding of the hands to sleep—
11 eSo shall your poverty come on you like a prowler,
And your need like an armed man.
12 A worthless person, a wicked man,
Walks with a perverse mouth;
13 fHe winks with his eyes,
He 7shuffles his feet,
He points with his fingers;
gHe devises evil continually,
hHe sows discord.
15 Therefore his calamity shall come isuddenly;
Yes, seven are an abomination to 8Him:
mA lying tongue,
nHands that shed innocent blood,
18 oA heart that devises wicked plans,
pFeet that are swift in running to evil,
19 qA false witness who speaks lies,
And one who rsows discord among brethren.
20 sMy son, keep your father’s command,
And do not forsake the law of your mother.
21 tBind them continually upon your heart;
Tie them around your neck.
When you sleep, vthey will keep you;
And when you awake, they will speak with you.
23 wFor the commandment is a lamp,
And the law a light;
Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,
24 xTo keep you from the evil woman,
From the flattering tongue of a seductress.
25 yDo not lust after her beauty in your heart,
Nor let her allure you with her eyelids.
26 For zby means of a harlot
A man is reduced to a crust of bread;
And his clothes not be burned?
And his feet not be seared?
Whoever touches her shall not be innocent.
If he steals to satisfy himself when he is starving.
31 Yet when he is found, che must restore sevenfold;
He may have to give up all the substance of his house.
32 Whoever commits adultery with a woman dlacks understanding;
He who does so destroys his own soul.
And his reproach will not be wiped away.
34 For ejealousy is a husband’s fury;
Therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
35 He will 3accept no recompense,
Nor will he be appeased though you give many gifts.
7 My son, keep my words, And atreasure my commands within you.
2 bKeep my commands and live,
cAnd my law as the apple of your eye.
3 dBind them on your fingers;
Write them on the tablet of your heart.
And call understanding your nearest kin,
5 eThat they may keep you from the immoral woman,
From the seductress who flatters with her words.
6 For at the window of my house
I looked through my lattice,
I perceived among the 1youths,
And he took the path to her house
9 gIn the twilight, in the evening,
In the black and dark night.
With the attire of a harlot, and a crafty heart.
11 hShe was loud and rebellious,
iHer feet would not stay at home.
Lurking at every corner.
With an 3impudent face she said to him:
Today I have paid my vows.
Diligently to seek your face,
And I have found you.
Colored coverings of jEgyptian linen.
With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Let us delight ourselves with love.
19 For 4my husband is not at home;
He has gone on a long journey;
20 He has taken a bag of money 5with him,
And will come home 6on the appointed day.”
mAs a bird hastens to the snare,
He did not know it 2would cost his life.
Pay attention to the words of my mouth:
Do not stray into her paths;
And nall who were slain by her were strong men.
Descending to the chambers of death.
appreciate good judgment
Lit. a strange
observes, lit. weighs
guaranty or collateral
One who catches birds in a trap or snare
Lit. lie down
gives signals, lit. scrapes
Lit. His soul
Lit. Haughty eyes
Wife of another, lit. a man’s wife
Lit. lift up the face of any
Lit. the man
Lit. in his hand
at the full moon
By the greatness of her words
LXX, Syr., Tg. as a dog to bonds; Vg. as a lamb … to bonds
Lit. is for
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