I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Come, let us take our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with love.
For my husband is not at home; He has gone on a long journey;
He has taken a bag of money with him, And will come home on the appointed day."
With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, With her flattering lips she seduced him.
Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks, a23
Till an arrow struck his liver. As a bird hastens to the snare, He did not know it would cost his life.
Now therefore, listen to me, my children; Pay attention to the words of my mouth:
Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not stray into her paths;
For she has cast down many wounded, And all who were slain by her were strong men.
Her house is the way to hell, b Descending to the chambers of death.