26 And I find something more 1bitter than death: 2the woman whose heart is 3snares and nets, and whose hands are fetters. He who pleases God escapes her, but 4the sinner is taken by her.
27 Behold, this is what I found, says 5the Preacher, while adding one thing to another to find the scheme of things--
28 which my soul has sought repeatedly, but I have not found. 6One man among a thousand I found, but 7a woman among all these I have not found.
29 See, this alone I found, that 8God made man upright, but 9they have sought out many schemes.