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Proverbs 7 (WEBP)

[1] My son, keep my words. Lay up my commandments within you.
[2] Keep my commandments and live! Guard my teaching as the apple of your eye.
[3] Bind them on your fingers. Write them on the tablet of your heart.
[4] Tell wisdom, “You are my sister.” Call understanding your relative,
[5] that they may keep you from the strange woman, from the foreigner who flatters with her words.
[6] For at the window of my house, I looked out through my lattice.
[7] I saw among the simple ones. I discerned among the youths a young man void of understanding,
[8] passing through the street near her corner, he went the way to her house,
[9] in the twilight, in the evening of the day, in the middle of the night and in the darkness.
[10] Behold, there a woman met him with the attire of a prostitute, and with crafty intent.
[11] She is loud and defiant. Her feet don’t stay in her house.
[12] Now she is in the streets, now in the squares, and lurking at every corner.
[13] So she caught him, and kissed him. With an impudent face she said to him:
[14] “Sacrifices of peace offerings are with me. Today I have paid my vows.
[15] Therefore I came out to meet you, to diligently seek your face, and I have found you.
[16] I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, with striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.
[17] I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
[18] Come, let’s take our fill of loving until the morning. Let’s solace ourselves with loving.
[19] For my husband isn’t at home. He has gone on a long journey.
[20] He has taken a bag of money with him. He will come home at the full moon.”
[21] With persuasive words, she led him astray. With the flattering of her lips, she seduced him.
[22] He followed her immediately, as an ox goes to the slaughter, as a fool stepping into a noose.
[23] Until an arrow strikes through his liver, as a bird hurries to the snare, and doesn’t know that it will cost his life.
[24] Now therefore, sons, listen to me. Pay attention to the words of my mouth.
[25] Don’t let your heart turn to her ways. Don’t go astray in her paths,
[26] for she has thrown down many wounded. Yes, all her slain are a mighty army.
[27] Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the rooms of death.

Proverbs 7:27 Sheol is the place of the dead.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Proverbs 7 (KJVS)

[1] My son , keep () my words , and lay up () my commandments with thee.
[2] Keep () my commandments , and live (); and my law as the apple of thine eye .
[3] Bind () them upon thy fingers , write () them upon the table of thine heart .
[4] Say () unto wisdom , Thou [art] my sister ; and call () understanding [thy] kinswoman :
[5] That they may keep () thee from the strange () woman , from the stranger [which] flattereth () with her words .
[6] For at the window of my house I looked () through my casement ,
[7] And beheld () among the simple ones , I discerned () among the youths , a young man void of understanding ,
[8] Passing through () the street near her corner ; and he went () the way to her house ,
[9] In the twilight , in the evening , in the black and dark night :
[10] And, behold, there met () him a woman [with] the attire of an harlot (), and subtil () of heart .
[11] (She [is] loud () and stubborn (); her feet abide () not in her house :
[12] Now [is she] without , now in the streets , and lieth in wait () at every corner .)
[13] So she caught () him, and kissed () him, [and] with an impudent () face said () unto him,
[14] [I have] peace offerings with me; this day have I payed () my vows .
[15] Therefore came I forth () to meet () thee, diligently to seek () thy face , and I have found () thee.
[16] I have decked () my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved [works], with fine linen of Egypt .
[17] I have perfumed () my bed with myrrh , aloes , and cinnamon .
[18] Come (), let us take our fill () of love until the morning : let us solace () ourselves with loves .
[19] For the goodman [is] not at home , he is gone () a long journey :
[20] He hath taken () a bag of money with him , [and] will come () home at the day appointed .
[21] With her much fair speech she caused him to yield (), with the flattering of her lips she forced () him.
[22] He goeth () after her straightway , as an ox goeth () to the slaughter , or as a fool to the correction of the stocks ;
[23] Till a dart strike () through his liver ; as a bird hasteth () to the snare , and knoweth () not that it [is] for his life .
[24] Hearken () unto me now therefore, O ye children , and attend () to the words of my mouth .
[25] Let not thine heart decline () to her ways , go not astray () in her paths .
[26] For she hath cast down () many wounded : yea, many strong [men] have been slain () by her.
[27] Her house [is] the way to hell , going down () to the chambers of death .

Young’s Literal Translation

Proverbs 7 (YLT)

[1] My son! keep my sayings, And my commands lay up with thee.
[2] Keep my commands, and live, And my law as the pupil of thine eye.
[3] Bind them on thy fingers, Write them on the tablet of thy heart.
[4] Say to wisdom, ‘My sister Thou art.’ And cry to understanding, ‘Kinswoman!’
[5] To preserve thee from a strange woman, From a stranger who hath made smooth her sayings.
[6] For, at a window of my house, Through my casement I have looked out,
[7] And I do see among the simple ones, I discern among the sons, A young man lacking understanding,
[8] Passing on in the street, near her corner, And the way to her house he doth step,
[9] In the twilight-in the evening of day, In the darkness of night and blackness.
[10] And, lo, a woman to meet him- (A harlot’s dress, and watchful of heart,
[11] Noisy she is, and stubborn, In her house her feet rest not.
[12] Now in an out-place, now in broad places, And near every corner she lieth in wait)-
[13] And she laid hold on him, and kissed him, She hath hardened her face, and saith to him,
[14] ‘Sacrifices of peace-offerings are by me, To-day I have completed my vows.
[15] Therefore I have come forth to meet thee, To seek earnestly thy face, and I find thee.
[16] With ornamental coverings I decked my couch, Carved works-cotton of Egypt.
[17] I sprinkled my bed-myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
[18] Come, we are filled with loves till the morning, We delight ourselves in loves.
[19] For the man is not in his house, He hath gone on a long journey.
[20] A bag of money he hath taken in his hand, At the day of the new moon he cometh to his house.’
[21] She turneth him aside with the abundance of her speech, With the flattery of her lips she forceth him.
[22] He is going after her straightway, As an ox unto the slaughter he cometh, And as a fetter unto the chastisement of a fool,
[23] Till an arrow doth split his liver, As a bird hath hastened unto a snare, And hath not known that it is for its life.
[24] And now, ye sons, hearken to me, And give attention to sayings of my mouth.
[25] Let not thy heart turn unto her ways, Do not wander in her paths,
[26] For many are the wounded she caused to fall, And mighty are all her slain ones.
[27] The ways of Sheol-her house, Going down unto inner chambers of death!