Proverbs 7:6-23 (New American Standard)

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6 For 1at the window of my house I looked out 2through my lattice, 7 And I saw among the a3naive, And discerned among the byouths A young man 4lacking csense, 8 Passing through the street near 5her corner; And he dtakes the way to 6her house, 9 In the 7twilight, in the eevening , In the fmiddle of the night and in the darkness. 10 And behold, a woman comes to meet him, 8Dressed as a harlot and cunning of heart. 11 She is 9boisterous and rebellious, Her 10feet do not remain at home; 12 She is now in the streets, now 11in the squares, And 12lurks by every corner. 13 So she seizes him and kisses him gAnd with a 13brazen face she says to him: 14 "hI was due to offer 14peace offerings; Today I have 15paid my vows. 15 "Therefore I have come out to meet you, To seek your presence earnestly, and I have found you. 16 "I have spread my couch with 16coverings, With colored 17linens of Egypt. 17 "I have sprinkled my bed With 18myrrh, aloes and 19cinnamon. 18 "Come, let us drink our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with caresses. 19 "For imy husband is not at home, He has gone on a long journey; 20 He has taken a 20bag of money jwith him, At the full moon he will come home." 21 With her many persuasions she entices him; With her k21flattering lips she seduces him. 22 Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as lone in fetters to the discipline of a fool, 23 Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a 22bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life.
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