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7 aMy son, keep my words,
And alay up my commandments with thee.
And my law as cthe apple of thine eye.
3 dBind them upon thy fingers,
dWrite them upon the table of thine heart.
4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art emy sister;
And call understanding thy fkinswoman:
5 gThat they may keep thee from the strange woman,
gFrom the stranger which flattereth with her words.
6 For hat the window of my house
hI looked through my casement,
7 And beheld among the isimple ones,
I discerned among †the youths,
A young man kvoid of understanding,
And he went the way to her house,
In the oblack and dark night:
10 And, behold, oothere met him a woman
With pthe attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
sHer feet abide not in her house:
And †with an impudent face said unto him,
This day have I upayed my vows.
xDiligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.
16 I have decked my bed with ycoverings of tapestry,
With carved works, with zfine linen of Egypt.
17 I have aperfumed my bed
Let us solace ourselves with loves.
19 For the dgoodman is not at home,
He is gone a long journey:
And will come home at ||the day appointed.
21 With her much ffair speech she caused him to yield,
With gthe flattering of her lips she forced him.
22 He goeth after her †straightway,
As an ox goeth to the slaughter,
Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
hAs a bird hasteth to the snare,
And knoweth not that it is for his life.
And kattend to the words of my mouth.
25 Let not thine heart ldecline to her ways,
Go not astray in her paths.
Yea, mmany strong men have been slain by her.
27 nHer house is the way to hell,
Going down to othe chambers of death.
About King James Version
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