For at the window of my house, I looked forth through my lattice,
and I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the sons, a young man void of understanding,
passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
in the twilight, in the evening of the day, in the blackness of night and the darkness.
And behold, there met him a woman in the attire of a harlot, and subtle of heart.
She is clamorous and unmanageable; her feet abide not in her house:
now without, now in the broadways, -- and she lieth in wait at every corner.
And she caught him and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,
I have peace-offerings with me; this day have I paid my vows:
therefore came I forth to meet thee, to seek earnestly thy face, and I have found thee.
I have decked my bed with tapestry coverlets of variegated linen from Egypt;
I have perfumed my couch with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Come, let us revel in love until the morning, let us delight ourselves with loves.
For the husband is not at home, he is gone a long journey;
he hath taken the money-bag with him, he will come home on the day of the full moon.
With her much enticement she beguiled him; with the smoothness of her lips she constrained him.
He went after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, and as stocks [serve] for the correction of the fool;
till an arrow strike through his liver: as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for its life.