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Proverbs 7

ASV 1 My son, keep my words, And lay up my commandments with thee. NIV 1 My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you. ASV 2 Keep my commandments and live; And my law as the apple of thine eye. NIV 2 Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye. ASV 3 Bind them upon thy fingers; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart. NIV 3 Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. ASV 4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; And call understanding [thy] kinswoman: NIV 4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding your kinsman; ASV 5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, From he foreigner that flattereth with her words. NIV 5 they will keep you from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words. ASV 6 For at the window of my house I looked forth through my lattice; NIV 6 At the window of my house I looked out through the lattice. ASV 7 And I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, A young man void of understanding, NIV 7 I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who lacked judgment. ASV 8 Passing through the street near her corner; And he went the way to her house, NIV 8 He was going down the street near her corner, walking along in the direction of her house ASV 9 In the twilight, in the evening of the day, In the middle of the night and in the darkness. NIV 9 at twilight, as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in. ASV 10 And, behold, there met him a woman With the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart. NIV 10 Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent. ASV 11 She is clamorous and wilful; Her feet abide not in her house: NIV 11 (She is loud and defiant, her feet never stay at home; ASV 12 Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places, And lieth in wait at every corner. NIV 12 now in the street, now in the squares, at every corner she lurks.) ASV 13 So she caught him, and kissed him, [And] with an impudent face she said unto him: NIV 13 She took hold of him and kissed him and with a brazen face she said: ASV 14 Sacrifices of peace-offerings are with me; This day have I paid my vows. NIV 14 "I have fellowship offerings at home; today I fulfilled my vows. ASV 15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, Diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee. NIV 15 So I came out to meet you; I looked for you and have found you! ASV 16 I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, With striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt. NIV 16 I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt. ASV 17 I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. NIV 17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon. ASV 18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; Let us solace ourselves with loves. NIV 18 Come, let's drink deep of love till morning; let's enjoy ourselves with love! ASV 19 For the man is not at home; He is gone a long journey: NIV 19 My husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey. ASV 20 He hath taken a bag of money with him; He will come home at the full moon. NIV 20 He took his purse filled with money and will not be home till full moon." ASV 21 With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield; With the flattering of her lips she forceth him along. NIV 21 With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk. ASV 22 He goeth after her straightway, As an ox goeth to the slaughter, Or as [one in] fetters to the correction of the fool; NIV 22 All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose ASV 23 Till an arrow strike through his liver; As a bird hasteth to the snare, And knoweth not that it is for his life. NIV 23 till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life. ASV 24 Now therefore, [my] sons, hearken unto me, And attend to the words of my mouth. NIV 24 Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say. ASV 25 Let not thy heart decline to her ways; Go not astray in her paths. NIV 25 Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths. ASV 26 For she hath cast down many wounded: Yea, all her slain are a mighty host. NIV 26 Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng. ASV 27 Her house is the way to Sheol, Going down to the chambers of death. NIV 27 Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.