Proverbs 7:1-11 CSB

1 My son, obey my words, and treasure my commands.
2 Keep my commands and live;a protect my teachings as you would the pupil of your eye.b

References for Proverbs 7:2

    • a 7:2 - Pr 3:1-2; 4:4; 6:23; 19:16
    • b 7:2 - Dt 32:10; Ps 17:8
      3 Tie them to your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.c

      References for Proverbs 7:3

        • c 7:3 - Pr 3:3; 6:21; Dt 6:6,8
          4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding [your] relative.
          5 She will keep you from a forbidden woman, a stranger with her flattering talk.d

          References for Proverbs 7:5

            • d 7:5 - Pr 5:3,20; 6:24; 7:5,21

              A Story of Seduction

              6 At the window of my house I looked through my lattice.

              References for Proverbs 7:6

                  7 I saw among the inexperienced,e I noticed among the youths, a young man lacking sense.

                  References for Proverbs 7:7

                    • e 7:7 - Or simple, or gullible, or naive
                      8 Crossing the street near her corner, he strolled down the road to her house
                      9 at twilight, in the evening, in the dark of the night.
                      10 A woman came to meet him, dressed like a prostitute, having a hidden agenda.f

                      References for Proverbs 7:10

                        • f 7:10 - Or prostitute, with a guarded heart
                          11 She is loud and defiant; her feet do not stay at home.