and treasure up my commandments with you;
keep my teachings as the apple of your eye;
write them on the tablet of your heart.
and call insight your intimate friend;
from the adventuress with her smooth words.
I have looked out through my lattice,
I have perceived among the youths,
a young man without sense,
taking the road to her house
at the time of night and darkness.
dressed as a harlot, wily of heart.e
her feet do not stay at home;
and at every corner she lies in wait.
and with impudent face she says to him:
and today I have paid my vows;
to seek you eagerly, and I have found you.
colored spreads of Egyptian linen;
aloes, and cinnamon.
let us delight ourselves with love.
he has gone on a long journey;
at full moon he will come home.”
with her smooth talk she compels him.
as an ox goes to the slaughter,
or as a stag is caught fastf
he does not know that it will cost him his life.
and be attentive to the words of my mouth.
do not stray into her paths;
yea, all her slain are a mighty host.
going down to the chambers of death.
About The Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition
This edition of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible has been prepared for use by Catholics by a committee of the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain. It is an authorized revision of the American Standard Version, published in 1901.
The Catholic Edition of the New Testament, copyright Copyright 1965; The Catholic Edition of the Old Testament, incorporating the Apocrypha, copyright Copyright 1966 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.