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Proverbs 7 - Jubilee Bible

1. My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

2. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

3. Bind them upon thy fingers; write them upon the tablet of thine heart.

4. Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister, and call understanding thy kinswoman:

5. That they may keep thee from the woman belonging to someone else, from the stranger who flatters with her words.

Beware of Adultery

6. For at the window of my house I looked through my casement

7. and beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

8. passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,

9. in the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night;

10. and, behold, a woman met him with the attire of a harlot, and subtil of heart.

11. (She is loud and stubborn; her feet do not abide in her house:

12. Now without, now in the streets, she lies in wait at every corner.)

13. So she caught him and kissed him and with an impudent face said unto him,

14. I had promised sacrifices of peace; today I have payed my vows.

15. Therefore I came forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

16. I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

17. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

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

19. For the husband is not at home; he is gone a long journey:

20. He has taken a bag of money with him and will come home at the appointed feast day.

21. With her much fair speech she caused him to yield; with the flattering of her lips she persuaded him.

22. He went after her straightway, as an ox goes to the slaughter or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,

23. until the arrow pierces through his liver. He is as a bird struggling in the snare and not knowing that it is against his own life.

24. Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye sons, and attend to the words of my mouth.

25. Let not thine heart decline to her ways; do not go astray in her paths.

26. For she has caused many to fall down dead; yea, all the strong men have been slain by her.

27. Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death.

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