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Proverbs 7

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PROV 7:1 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

PROV 7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thy eye.

PROV 7:3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thy heart.

PROV 7:4 Say to wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:

PROV 7:5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.

PROV 7:6 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,

PROV 7:7 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

PROV 7:8 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house.

PROV 7:9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:

PROV 7:10 And behold, there met him a woman with the attire of a harlot, and subtil of heart.

PROV 7:11 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:

PROV 7:12 Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)

PROV 7:13 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said to him,

PROV 7:14 I have peace-offerings with me; this day have I paid my vows.

PROV 7:15 Therefore I came forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

PROV 7:16 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

PROV 7:17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

PROV 7:18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.

PROV 7:19 For the good-man is not at home, he is gone a long journey:

PROV 7:20 He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.

PROV 7:21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she impelled him.

PROV 7:22 He goeth after her quickly, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

PROV 7:23 Till a dart striketh through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

PROV 7:24 Now therefore hearken to me, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

PROV 7:25 Let not thy heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.

PROV 7:26 For she hath cast down many wounded: yes, many strong men have been slain by her.

PROV 7:27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.