Proverbs 7:16-26 NIV

16 I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt.
17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.

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18 Come, let’s drink deeply of love till morning; let’s enjoy ourselves with love!

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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.

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

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

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

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          25 Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths.

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          26 Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng.