7 hMy son, keep my words
and htreasure up my commandments with you;
2 ikeep my commandments and live;
keep my teaching as jthe apple of your eye;
3 kbind them on your fingers;
kwrite them on the tablet of your heart.
and call insight your intimate friend,
6 For at mthe window of my house
I have looked out through my lattice,
7 and I have seen among nthe simple,
I have perceived among the youths,
a young man olacking sense,
8 passing along the street pnear her corner,
taking the road to her house
9 in qthe twilight, in the evening,
at rthe time of night and darkness.
vher feet do not stay at home;
and with ybold face she says to him,
and today I have apaid my vows;
to seek you eagerly, and I have found you.
16 I have spread my couch with bcoverings,
colored linens from cEgyptian linen;
17 I have perfumed my bed with dmyrrh,
aloes, and ecinnamon.
let us delight ourselves with love.
19 For fmy husband is not at home;
he has gone on a long journey;
at full moon he will come home.”
with gher smooth talk she compels him.
as an ox goes to the slaughter,
or as a stag is caught fast5
as ha bird rushes into a snare;
he does not know that it will cost him his life.
24 And inow, O sons, listen to me,
and be attentive to the words of my mouth.
do not stray into her paths,
and all her slain are ja mighty throng.
27 Her house is kthe way to Sheol,
going down to the chambers of death.
Hebrew the foreign woman
Hebrew guarded in heart
Hebrew peace offerings
Probable reading (compare Septuagint, Vulgate, Syriac); Hebrew as a chain to discipline a fool