1 My son, akeep my words
And treasure my commandments within you.
2 aKeep my commandments and live,
3 aBind them on your fingers;
bWrite them on the tablet of your heart.
And call understanding your intimate friend;
5 That they may keep you from an 1adulteress,
From the foreigner who 2flatters with her words.
6 For aat the window of my house
I looked out bthrough my lattice,
And discerned among the 2youths
8 Passing through the street near aher corner;
In the 2middle of the night and in the darkness.
aDressed as a harlot and cunning of heart.
11 She is aboisterous and rebellious,
Her bfeet do not remain at home;
12 She is now in the streets, now ain the squares,
And blurks by every corner.
Today I have bpaid my vows.
To seek your presence earnestly, and I have found you.
16 “I have spread my couch with acoverings,
With colored blinens of Egypt.
Let us delight ourselves with caresses.
19 “For 1my husband is not at home,
He has gone on a long journey;
At the full moon he will come home.”
As an ox goes to the slaughter,
Or as 1one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,
As a abird hastens to the snare,
So he does not know that it will cost him his life.
24 Now therefore, my sons, alisten to me,
And pay attention to the words of my mouth.
25 Do not let your heart aturn aside to her ways,
Do not stray into her paths.
26 For many are the 1victims she has cast down,
And anumerous are all her slain.
27 Her ahouse is the way to Sheol,
Descending to the chambers of death.
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