Bible: Proverbs 7:6-23

7:6 For at the window of my house

through my window lattice I looked out

7:7 and I saw among the naive

I discerned among the youths 1 

a young man 2  who lacked wisdom. 3 

7:8 He was passing by the street near her corner,

making his way 4  along the road to her house 5 

7:9 in the twilight, the evening, 6 

in the dark of the night. 7 

7:10 Suddenly 8  a woman came out to meet him!

She was dressed like a prostitute 9  and with secret intent. 10 

7:11 (She is loud and rebellious,

she 11  does not remain 12  at home

7:12 at one time outside, at another 13  in the wide plazas,

and by every corner she lies in wait.)

7:13 So she grabbed him and kissed him,

and with a bold expression 14  she said to him,

7:14I have 15  fresh meat at home; 16 

today I have fulfilled my vows!

7:15 That is why I came out to meet you,

to look for you, 17  and I found you!

7:16 I have spread my bed with elegant coverings, 18 

with richly colored fabric 19  from Egypt.

7:17 I have perfumed my bed

with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

7:18 Come, let’s drink deeply 20  of lovemaking 21  until morning,

let’s delight ourselves 22  with sexual intercourse. 23 

7:19 For my husband 24  is not at home; 25 

he has gone on a journey of some distance.

7:20 He has taken a bag of money with him; 26 

he will not return until 27  the end of the month.” 28 

7:21 She persuaded him 29  with persuasive words; 30 

with her smooth talk 31  she compelled him. 32 

7:22 Suddenly he went 33  after her

like an ox that goes to the slaughter,

like a stag prancing into a trapper’s snare 34 

7:23 till an arrow pierces his liver 35 

like a bird hurrying into a trap,

and he does not know that it will cost him his life. 36 

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