1My son, observe the commandment of your father And do not forsake the teaching of your mother;
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2Bind them continually on your heart; Tie them around your neck.
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When you 3walk about, they will guide you; When you sleep, they will watch over you; And when you awake, they will talk to you.
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For 4the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life
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To 5keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.
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6Do not desire her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her 7eyelids.
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For 8on account of a harlot one is reduced to a loaf of bread, And an adulteress 9hunts for the precious life.
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Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned?
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Or can a man walk on hot coals And his feet not be scorched?
So is the one who 10goes in to his neighbor's wife; Whoever touches her 11will not go unpunished.
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Men do not despise a thief if he steals To 12satisfy himself when he is hungry;
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But when he is found, he must 13repay sevenfold; He must give all the substance of his house.
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The one who commits adultery with a woman is 14lacking sense; He who would 15destroy himself does it.
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Wounds and disgrace he will find, And his reproach will not be blotted out.
For 16jealousy enrages a man, And he will not spare in the 17day of vengeance.
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He will not accept any ransom, Nor will he be satisfied though you give many gifts.
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