My son, pay attention to my wisdom; listen carefully to my wise counsel.
Then you will learn to be discreet and will store up knowledge.
The lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil.
But the result is as bitter as poison, sharp as a double-edged sword.
Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. a6
For she does not care about the path to life. She staggers down a crooked trail and doesn't even realize where it leads.
So now, my sons, listen to me. Never stray from what I am about to say:
Run from her! Don't go near the door of her house!
If you do, you will lose your honor and hand over to merciless people everything you have achieved in life.
Strangers will obtain your wealth, and someone else will enjoy the fruit of your labor.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)