and treasure my commands.i
2 Keep my commands and live,j
and guard my instructions
as you would the pupil of your eye.k
write them on the tablet of your heart.l
4 Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”m
and call understanding your relative.
a wayward woman with her flattering talk.n
6 At the window of my house
I looked through my lattice.o
7 I saw among the inexperienced,E
I noticed among the youths,
a young man lacking sense.
he strolled down the road to her house
in the dark of the night.p
dressed like a prostitute,q
having a hidden agenda.F
11 She is loud and defiant;r
her feet do not stay at home.s
12 Now in the street, now in the squares,t
she lurks at every corner.u
she brazenly saysG to him,
today I’ve fulfilled my vows.v
to search for you, and I’ve found you.
16 I’ve spread coverings on my bedw—
richly colored linen from Egypt.x
with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.y
18 Come, let’s drink deeply of lovemaking until morning.z
Let’s feast on each other’s love!
he went on a long journey.
and will come home at the time of the full moon.”
she lures with her flattering talk.
like an ox going to the slaughter,
like a deer bounding toward a trapI
like a bird darting into a snareab—
he doesn’t know it will cost him his life.
and pay attention to the words from my mouth.
don’t stray onto her paths.ac
her victims are countless.K
descending to the chambers of death.a
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