You have not started any reading plans.
and treasure my commands. l
2 Keep my commands and live; m
protect my teachings
as the pupil of your eye. n
write them on the tablet of your heart. o
4 Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” p
and call understanding your relative.
a stranger with her flattering talk. q
6 At the window of my house
I looked through my lattice. r
7 I saw among the inexperienced, s
I noticed among the youths,
a young man lacking sense.
he strolled down the road to her house
in the dark of the night. t
dressed like a prostitute, u
having a hidden agenda. v
11 She is loud and defiant; w
her feet do not stay at home. x
12 Now in the street, now in the squares, y
she lurks at every corner. z
she brazenly says a to him,
today I’ve fulfilled my vows. c
to search for you, and I’ve found you.
16 I’ve spread coverings on my bed d—
richly colored linen from Egypt. e
with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. f
18 Come, let’s drink deeply of lovemaking until morning. g
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 h talk.
like an ox going to the slaughter,
like a deer bounding toward a trap i
like a bird darting into a snare l—
he doesn’t know it will cost him his life.
and pay attention to the words of my mouth.
don’t stray onto her paths. m
her victims are countless. n
27 Her house is the road to * Sheol,
descending to the chambers of death. o
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