Proverbs 7 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My son, keep my words; store up my commands within you. 1 My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you.
2 Keep my commands and live, and my instruction like the pupil 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"; call understanding "friend," 4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding your kinsman;
5 so she might guard you against the mysterious woman, from the foreign woman who flatters you. 5 they will keep you from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words.
6 When from the window of my house, from behind the screen, I gazed down, 6 At the window of my house I looked out through the lattice.
7 I looked among the naive young men and noticed among the youth, one who had no sense. 7 I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who lacked judgment.
8 He was crossing the street at her corner and walked down the path to her house 8 He was going down the street near her corner, walking along in the direction of her house
9 in the early evening, at the onset of night and darkness. 9 at twilight, as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in.
10 All of a sudden a woman approaches him, dressed like a prostitute and with a cunning mind. 10 Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.
11 She is noisy and defiant; her feet don't stay long in her own house. 11 (She is loud and defiant, her feet never stay at home;
12 She has one foot in the street, one foot in the public square. She lies in wait at every corner. 12 now in the street, now in the squares, at every corner she lurks.)
13 She grabs him and kisses him. Her face is brazen as she speaks to him: 13 She took hold of him and kissed him and with a brazen face she said:
14 "I've made a sacrifice of well-being; today I fulfilled my solemn promises. 14 "I have fellowship offerings at home; today I fulfilled my vows.
15 So I've come out to meet you, seeking you, and I have found you. 15 So I came out to meet you; I looked for you and have found you!
16 I've spread my bed with luxurious covers, with colored linens from Egypt. 16 I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt.
17 I've sprinkled my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. 17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.
18 Come, let's drink deep of love until morning; let's savor our lovemaking. 18 Come, let's drink deep of love till morning; let's enjoy ourselves with love!
19 For my husband isn't home; he's gone far away. 19 My husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey.
20 He took a pouch of money with him; he won't come home till full moon." 20 He took his purse filled with money and will not be home till full moon."
21 She seduces him with all her talk. She entices him with her flattery. 21 With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.
22 He goes headlong after her, like an ox to the slaughter, like a deer leaping into a trap, 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 his liver, like a bird hurrying to the snare, not aware 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 children, listen to me, and pay attention to my speech. 24 Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say.
25 Don't turn your heart to her ways; don't wander down her paths. 25 Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths.
26 She has caused many corpses to fall; she has killed many people. 26 Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng.
27 Her house is a path to the grave, going down to the chambers of death. 27 Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.