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Proverbs 7:17-27 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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 us take our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with love. 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, And will come home on the appointed day." 20 He took his purse filled with money and will not be home till full moon."
21 With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, With her flattering lips she seduced him. 21 With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.
22 Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks, 22 All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose
23 Till an arrow struck his liver. As a bird hastens to the snare, He did not know it would 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, listen to me, my children; 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 she has cast down many wounded, And all who were slain by her were strong men. 26 Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng.
27 Her house is the way to hell, Descending to the chambers of death. 27 Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.