With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.122
All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deera stepping into a nooseb223
till an arrow pierces3 his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life.424
Now then, my sons, listen5 to me; pay attention to what I say.
Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths.626
Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng.
Her house is a highway to the grave,c leading down to the chambers of death.7