11My son, keep my words and 2treasure up my commandments with you;
23keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as 4the apple of your eye;
35bind them on your fingers; 6write them on the tablet of your heart.
Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call insight your intimate friend,
to keep you from 7the forbiddena woman, from 8the adulteressb with her smooth words.
For at 9the window of my house I have looked out through my lattice,
and I have seen among 10the simple, I have perceived among the youths, a young man 11lacking sense,
passing along the street 12near her corner, taking the road to her house
in 13the twilight, in the evening, at 14the time of night and darkness.
And behold, the woman meets him, 15dressed as a prostitute, wily of heart.c11
She is 16loud and 17wayward; 18her feet do not stay at home;