Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.
(She is loud1 and defiant, her feet never stay at home;
now in the street, now in the squares, at every corner she lurks.)213
She took hold of him3 and kissed him and with a brazen face she said:414
"I have fellowship offeringsa5 at home; today I fulfilled my vows.
So I came out to meet you; I looked for you and have found you!
I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt.
I have perfumed my bed6 with myrrh,7 aloes and cinnamon.
Come, let's drink deep of love till morning; let's enjoy ourselves with love!819
My husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey.
He took his purse filled with money and will not be home till full moon."
With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.9