Proverbs 7:14-24 NIV

14 "I have fellowship offeringsa1 at home; today I fulfilled my vows.

References for Proverbs 7:14

    • 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 bed2 with myrrh,3 aloes and cinnamon.

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      18 Come, let's drink deep of love till morning; let's enjoy ourselves with love!4

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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.5

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          22 All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deerb stepping into a noosec6

          References for Proverbs 7:22

            • b 7:22 - Syriac (see also Septuagint); Hebrew "fool"
            • c 7:22 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
              23 till an arrow pierces7 his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life.8

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              24 Now then, my sons, listen9 to me; pay attention to what I say.

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