26 And I find more bitter than deatha the woman who is a trap,b her heart a net, and her hands chains. The one who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner will be captured by her.
27 "Look," says the Teacher, "this I have discovered, by adding one thing to another to find out the explanation,
28 which my soul continually searches for but does not find: among a thousand [people] I have found one [true] man, but among all these I have not found a true woman.
29 Only see this: I have discovered that God made people upright, but they pursued many schemes."