And I find something more 1bitter than death: 2the woman whose heart is 3snares and nets, and whose hands are fetters. He who pleases God escapes her, but 4the sinner is taken by her.
Behold, this is what I found, says 5the Preacher, while adding one thing to another to find the scheme of things--
which my soul has sought repeatedly, but I have not found. 6One man among a thousand I found, but 7a woman among all these I have not found.
See, this alone I found, that 8God made man upright, but 9they have sought out many schemes.