For 1at the window of my house I looked out 2through my lattice,
And I saw among the a3naive, And discerned among the byouths A youngman4lackingcsense,
8Passing through the streetnear5her corner ; And he dtakes the way to 6her house,
In the 7twilight, in the eevening , In the fmiddle of the night and in the darkness.
And behold, a woman comes to meet him, 8Dressed as a harlot and cunning of heart.
She is 9boisterous and rebellious, Her 10feet do not remain at home ;
She is now in the streets, now11in the squares, And 12lurks by everycorner.
So she seizes him and kisses him gAnd with a 13brazenface she says to him:
"hI was due to offer14peaceofferings ; Today I have 15paid my vows.
15"Therefore I have come out to meet you, To seek your presenceearnestly, and I have found you.
"I have spread my couch with 16coverings, With colored17linens of Egypt.
"I have sprinkled my bed With 18myrrh, aloes and 19cinnamon.
18"Come, let us drink our fill of loveuntilmorning ; Let us delight ourselves with caresses.
"For imy husband is not at home, He has gone on a longjourney ;
He has taken a 20bag of moneyjwith him, At the fullmoon he will comehome."
With her manypersuasions she entices him; With her k21flatteringlips she seduces him.
22Suddenly he follows her As an oxgoes to the slaughter, Or as lone in fetters to the discipline of a fool,
23Until an arrowpiercesthrough his liver ; As a 22birdhastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life.