Proverbs 7:21-27 NIV

21 With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk.1

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      22 All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter, like a deera stepping into a nooseb2

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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.
          23 till an arrow pierces3 his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life.4

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          24 Now then, my sons, listen5 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.6

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          26 Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng.
          27 Her house is a highway to the grave,c leading down to the chambers of death.7

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            • d 7:27 - Hebrew "Sheol"