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Proverbs 7 - American Standard Version 2015

1. My son, keep my words,\par\tab And lay up my commandments with thee.

2. Keep my commandments and live;\par\tab And my law as the apple of thine eye.

3. Bind them upon thy fingers;\par\tab Write them upon the tablet of thy heart.

4. Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister;\par\tab And call understanding {\i thy} kinswoman:

5. That they may keep thee from the strange woman,\par\tab From the foreigner that flattereth with her words.

Beware of Adultery

6. For at the window of my house\par\tab I looked forth through my lattice;

7. And I beheld among the simple ones,\par\tab I discerned among the youths,\par\tab A young man void of understanding,

8. Passing through the street near her corner;\par\tab And he went the way to her house,

9. In the twilight, in the evening of the day,\par\tab In the middle of the night and in the darkness.

10. And, behold, there met him a woman\par\tab With the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart.

11. (She is clamorous and wilful;\par\tab Her feet abide not in her house:

12. Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places,\par\tab And lieth in wait at every corner.)

13. So she caught him, and kissed him,\par\tab {\i And} with an impudent face she said unto him:

14. Sacrifices of peace-offerings are with me;\par\tab This day have I paid my vows.

15. Therefore came I forth to meet thee,\par\tab Diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

16. I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry,\par\tab With striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.

17. I have perfumed my bed\par\tab With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

18. Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning;\par\tab Let us solace ourselves with loves.

19. For the man is not at home;\par\tab He is gone a long journey:

20. He hath taken a bag of money with him;\par\tab He will come home at the full moon.

21. With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield;\par\tab With the flattering of her lips she forceth him along.

22. He goeth after her straightway,\par\tab As an ox goeth to the slaughter,\par\tab Or as {\i one in} fetters to the correction of the fool;

23. Till an arrow strike through his liver;\par\tab As a bird hasteth to the snare,\par\tab And knoweth not that it is for his life.\par

24. Now therefore, {\i my} sons, hearken unto me,\par\tab And attend to the words of my mouth.

25. Let not thy heart decline to her ways;\par\tab Go not astray in her paths.

26. For she hath cast down many wounded:\par\tab Yea, all her slain are a mighty host.

27. Her house is the way to Sheol,\par\tab Going down to the chambers of death.\par

American Standard Version-2015

Edited by Jeff D. Huddleston. Based on the 1901 American Standard Version (ASV-1901).