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Proverbs 7:1-11 (Today's New International Version)

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Warning Against the Adulterous Woman

1 My son,1 keep my words and store up my commands within you. 2 Keep my commands and you will live;2 guard my teachings as the apple of your eye. 3 Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.3 4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and to insight, "You are my relative." 5 They will keep you from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words.4 6 At the window of my house I looked down through the lattice. 7 I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who had no sense.5 8 He was going down the street near her corner, walking along in the direction of her house 9 at twilight,6 as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in. 10 Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent. 11 (She is unruly7 and defiant, her feet never stay at home;
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