Follow my advice, my son; always treasure my commands.
Obey them and live! Guard my teachings as your most precious possession. a3
Tie them on your fingers as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart.
Love wisdom like a sister; make insight a beloved member of your family.
Let them hold you back from an affair with an immoral woman, from listening to the flattery of an adulterous woman.
I was looking out the window of my house one day
and saw a simpleminded young man who lacked common sense.
He was crossing the street near the house of an immoral woman. He was strolling down the path by her house
at twilight, as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in.
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)