Proverbs 7 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My son, keep my words. Lay up my commandments within you. 1 My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you.
2 Keep my commandments and live; Guard 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 Tell wisdom, "You are my sister." Call understanding your relative, 4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding your kinsman;
5 That they may keep you from the strange woman, 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 forth through my lattice. 6 At the window of my house I looked out through the lattice.
7 I saw among the simple ones. I discerned among the youths a young man void of understanding, 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, He went 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 of the day, 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 Behold, there a woman met him with the attire of a prostitute, And with crafty intent. 10 Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.
11 She is loud and defiant. Her feet don't stay in her house. 11 (She is loud and defiant, her feet never stay at home;
12 Now she is in the streets, now in the squares, And lurking at every corner. 12 now in the street, now in the squares, at every corner she lurks.)
13 So she caught him, and kissed him. With an impudent face she said to him: 13 She took hold of him and kissed him and with a brazen face she said:
14 "Sacrifices of peace-offerings are with me. This day I have paid my vows. 14 "I have fellowship offerings at home; today I fulfilled my vows.
15 Therefore I came out to meet you, To diligently seek your face, 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 carpets of tapestry, With striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt. 16 I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt.
17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. 17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.
18 Come, let's take our fill of loving until the morning. Let's solace ourselves with loving. 18 Come, let's drink deep of love till morning; let's enjoy ourselves with love!
19 For my husband isn't 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. He will come home at the full moon." 20 He took his purse filled with money and will not be home till full moon."
21 With persuasive words, she led him astray. With the flattering of her lips, she seduced him. 21 With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.
22 He followed her immediately, As an ox goes to the slaughter, As a fool stepping into a noose. 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 strikes through his liver, As a bird hurries to the snare, And doesn't know that it will cost 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, sons, listen to me. Pay attention to the words of my mouth. 24 Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say.
25 Don't let your heart turn to her ways. Don't go astray in her paths, 25 Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths.
26 For she has thrown down many wounded. Yes, all her slain are a mighty host. 26 Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng.
27 Her house is the way to Sheol, Going down to the chambers of death. 27 Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.