1 My son, keep my sayings, and let my rules be stored up with you.
2 Keep my rules and you will have life; let my teaching be to you as the light of your eyes;
3 Let them be fixed to your fingers, and recorded in your heart.
4 Say to wisdom, You are my sister; let knowledge be named your special friend:
5 So that they may keep you from the strange woman, even from her whose words are smooth.
6 Looking out from my house, and watching through the window,
7 I saw among the young men one without sense,
8 Walking in the street near the turn of her road, going on the way to her house,
9 At nightfall, in the evening of the day, in the black dark of the night.