My son, obey my words, and treasure my commands.
Keep my commands and live;a protect my teachings as you would the pupil of your eye.b3
Tie them to your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.c4
Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding [your] relative.
She will keep you from a forbidden woman, a stranger with her flattering talk.d
At the window of my house I looked through my lattice.
I saw among the inexperienced,e I noticed among the youths, a young man lacking sense.
Crossing the street near her corner, he strolled down the road to her house
at twilight, in the evening, in the dark of the night.
A woman came to meet him, dressed like a prostitute, having a hidden agenda.f11
She is loud and defiant; her feet do not stay at home.