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Proverbs 7 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My son, keep my words And treasure my commandments within you. 1 My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you.
2 Keep my commandments and live, And my teaching as the apple of your eye. 2 Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.
3 Bind them on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart. 3 Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," And call understanding your intimate friend; 4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding your kinsman;
5 That they may keep you from an adulteress, From the foreigner who flatters with her words. 5 they will keep you from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words.
6 For at the window of my house I looked out through my lattice, 6 At the window of my house I looked out through the lattice.
7 And I saw among the naive, And discerned among the youths A young man lacking sense, 7 I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who lacked judgment.
8 Passing through the street near her corner; And he takes the way to her house, 8 He was going down the street near her corner, walking along in the direction of her house
9 In the twilight, in the evening , In the middle of the night and in the darkness. 9 at twilight, as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in.
10 And behold, a woman comes to meet him, Dressed as a harlot and cunning of heart. 10 Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.
11 She is boisterous and rebellious, Her feet do not remain at home; 11 (She is loud and defiant, her feet never stay at home;
12 She is now in the streets, now in the squares, And lurks by every corner. 12 now in the street, now in the squares, at every corner she lurks.)
13 So she seizes him and kisses him And with a brazen face she says to him: 13 She took hold of him and kissed him and with a brazen face she said:
14 "I was due to offer peace offerings; Today I have paid my vows. 14 "I have fellowship offerings at home; today I fulfilled my vows.
15 "Therefore I have come out to meet you, To seek your presence earnestly, and I have found you. 15 So I came out to meet you; I looked for you and have found you!
16 "I have spread my couch with coverings, With colored linens of Egypt. 16 I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt.
17 "I have sprinkled my bed With myrrh, aloes and cinnamon. 17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.
18 "Come, let us drink our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with caresses. 18 Come, let's drink deep of love till morning; let's enjoy ourselves with love!
19 "For my husband is not at home, He has gone on a long journey; 19 My husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey.
20 He has taken a bag of money with him, At the full moon he will come home." 20 He took his purse filled with money and will not be home till full moon."
21 With her many persuasions she entices him; With her flattering lips she seduces him. 21 With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.
22 Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool, 22 All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose
23 Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life. 23 till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life.
24 Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, And pay attention to the words of my mouth. 24 Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say.
25 Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not stray into her paths. 25 Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths.
26 For many are the victims she has cast down, And numerous are all her slain. 26 Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng.
27 Her house is the way to Sheol, Descending to the chambers of death. 27 Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.