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Proverbs 7:1-11 (English Standard Version)

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Warning Against the Adulteress

1 1My son, keep my words and 2treasure up my commandments with you; 2 3keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as 4the apple of your eye; 3 5bind them on your fingers; 6write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call insight your intimate friend, 5 to keep you from 7the forbiddena woman, from 8the adulteressb with her smooth words. 6 For at 9the window of my house I have looked out through my lattice, 7 and I have seen among 10the simple, I have perceived among the youths, a young man 11lacking sense, 8 passing along the street 12near her corner, taking the road to her house 9 in 13the twilight, in the evening, at 14the time of night and darkness. 10 And behold, the woman meets him, 15dressed as a prostitute, wily of heart.c 11 She is 16loud and 17wayward; 18her feet do not stay at home;
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