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Proverbs 7

TMBA 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. TMBA 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. TMBA 3 Bind them upon thy fingers; write them upon the tablet of thine heart. NIV 3 Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. TMBA 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; TMBA 5 that they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the harlot who flattereth with her words. NIV 5 they will keep you from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words. TMBA 6 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, NIV 6 At the window of my house I looked out through the lattice. TMBA 7 and I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youth, a young man void of understanding, NIV 7 I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who lacked judgment. TMBA 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 TMBA 9 in the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night. NIV 9 at twilight, as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in. TMBA 10 And behold, there met him a woman with the attire of a harlot and subtle of heart. NIV 10 Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent. TMBA 11 (She is loud and stubborn, her feet abide not in her house; NIV 11 (She is loud and defiant, her feet never stay at home; TMBA 12 now is she outside, now in the streets and lieth in wait at every corner.) NIV 12 now in the street, now in the squares, at every corner she lurks.) TMBA 13 So she caught him and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him: NIV 13 She took hold of him and kissed him and with a brazen face she said: TMBA 14 "I have peace offerings with me; this day have I paid my vows. NIV 14 "I have fellowship offerings at home; today I fulfilled my vows. TMBA 15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently seeking thy face, and I have found thee. NIV 15 So I came out to meet you; I looked for you and have found you! TMBA 16 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt. NIV 16 I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt. TMBA 17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. NIV 17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon. TMBA 18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; let us solace ourselves with love. NIV 18 Come, let's drink deep of love till morning; let's enjoy ourselves with love! TMBA 19 For the master is not at home; he is gone on a long journey. NIV 19 My husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey. TMBA 20 He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed." NIV 20 He took his purse filled with money and will not be home till full moon." TMBA 21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield; with the flattering of her lips she forced him. NIV 21 With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk. TMBA 22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks, NIV 22 All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deer stepping into a noose TMBA 23 until a dart strike through his liver, as a bird hasteneth 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. TMBA 24 Hearken unto me now, therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth. NIV 24 Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say. TMBA 25 Let not thine 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. TMBA 26 For she hath cast down many wounded; yea, many strong men have been slain by her. NIV 26 Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng. TMBA 27 Her house is the way to hell, leading down to the chambers of death. NIV 27 Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.