Proverbs 7:12-22 NIV

12 now in the street, now in the squares, at every corner she lurks.)1

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13 She took hold of him2 and kissed him and with a brazen face she said:3

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14 "I have fellowship offeringsa4 at home; today I fulfilled my vows.

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    • a 7:14 - Traditionally "peace offerings"
      15 So I came out to meet you; I looked for you and have found you!
      16 I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt.
      17 I have perfumed my bed5 with myrrh,6 aloes and cinnamon.

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      18 Come, let's drink deep of love till morning; let's enjoy ourselves with love!7

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      19 My husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey.
      20 He took his purse filled with money and will not be home till full moon."
      21 With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.8

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          22 All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deerb stepping into a noosec9

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            • b 7:22 - Syriac (see also Septuagint); Hebrew "fool"
            • c 7:22 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.