Proverbs 7 NAS

The Wiles of the Harlot

1 My son, 1keep my words And treasure my commandments within you.

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2 2Keep my commandments and live, And my ateaching 3as the bapple of your eye.

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    • ¨ 7:2 - Or "law"
    • © 7:2 - Lit "pupil"
      3 4Bind them on your fingers; 5Write them on the tablet of your heart.

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      4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," And call understanding your intimate friend;
      5 That they may keep you from an cadulteress, From the foreigner who dflatters with her words.

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        • ª 7:5 - Lit "strange woman"
        • « 7:5 - Lit "is smooth"
          6 For 6at the window of my house I looked out 7through my lattice,

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          7 And I saw among the e8naive, And discerned among the fyouths A young man 9lacking gsense,

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            • ¬ 7:7 - Lit "simple ones"
            • ­ 7:7 - Lit "sons"
            • ® 7:7 - Lit "heart"
              8 Passing through the street near 10her corner; And he htakes the way to 11her house,

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                • ¯ 7:8 - Lit "steps"
                  9 In the 12twilight, in the ievening *, In the jmiddle of the night and in the darkness.

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                    • ° 7:9 - Lit "evening of the day"
                    • ± 7:9 - Lit "pupil" (of the eye)
                      10 And behold, a woman comes to meet him, 13Dressed as a harlot and cunning of heart.

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                      11 She is 14boisterous and rebellious, Her 15feet do not remain at home;

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                      12 She is now in the streets, now 16in the squares, And 17lurks by every corner.

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                      13 So she seizes him and kisses him kAnd with a 18brazen face she says to him:

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                        • ² 7:13 - Lit "She makes bold her face and says"
                          14 "lI was due to offer 19peace offerings; Today I have 20paid my vows.

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                            • ³ 7:14 - Lit "Sacrifices of peace offerings are with me"
                              15 "Therefore * I have come out to meet you, To seek your presence earnestly, and I have found you.
                              16 "I have spread my couch with 21coverings, With colored 22linens of Egypt.

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                              17 "I have sprinkled my bed With 23myrrh, aloes and 24cinnamon.

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                              18 "Come, let us drink our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with caresses.
                              19 "For mmy husband is not at home, He has gone on a long * journey;

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                                • ´ 7:19 - Lit "the man"
                                  20 He has taken a 25bag of money nwith him, At the full moon he will come home."

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                                    • µ 7:20 - Lit "in his hand"
                                      21 With her many persuasions she entices him; With her o26flattering lips she seduces him.

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                                        • 7:21 - Lit "smooth"
                                          22 Suddenly he follows * her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as pone in fetters to the discipline of a fool,

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                                            • · 7:22 - Or "as a stag goes into a trap;" so some ancient versions
                                              23 Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a 27bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life.

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                                              24 Now therefore, my sons, 28listen to me, And pay attention to the words of my mouth.

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                                              25 Do not let your heart 29turn aside to her ways, Do not stray into her paths.

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                                              26 For many are the qvictims she has cast down, And 30numerous are all her slain.

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                                                • ¸ 7:26 - Lit "mortally wounded"
                                                  27 Her 31house is the way to Sheol, Descending to the chambers of death.

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