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Proverbs 7 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:1 - My child, keep my words and treasure up my commands in your own keeping.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:2 - Keep my commands so that you may live, and obey my instruction as your most prized possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:3 - Bind them on your forearm; write them on the tablet of your heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:4 - Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding a close relative,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:5 - so that they may keep you from the adulterous woman, from the loose woman who flatters you with her words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:6 - For at the window of my house through my window lattice I looked out
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:7 - and I saw among the naive - I discerned among the youths - a young man who lacked wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:8 - He was passing by the street near her corner, making his way along the road to her house
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:9 - in the twilight, the evening, in the dark of the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:10 - Suddenly a woman came out to meet him! She was dressed like a prostitute and with secret intent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:11 - (She is loud and rebellious, she does not remain at home -
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:12 - at one time outside, at another in the wide plazas, and by every corner she lies in wait.)
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:13 - So she grabbed him and kissed him, and with a bold expression she said to him,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:14 - "I have fresh meat at home; today I have fulfilled my vows!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:15 - That is why I came out to meet you, to look for you, and I found you!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:16 - I have spread my bed with elegant coverings, with richly colored fabric from Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:17 - I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:18 - Come, let's drink deeply of lovemaking until morning, let's delight ourselves with sexual intercourse.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:19 - For my husband is not at home; he has gone on a journey of some distance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:20 - He has taken a bag of money with him; he will not return until the end of the month."
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:21 - She persuaded him with persuasive words; with her smooth talk she compelled him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:22 - Suddenly he went after her like an ox that goes to the slaughter, like a stag prancing into a trapper's snare
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:23 - till an arrow pierces his liver - like a bird hurrying into a trap, and he does not know that it will cost him his life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:24 - So now, sons, listen to me, and pay attention to the words I speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:25 - Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways - do not wander into her pathways;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:26 - for she has brought down many fatally wounded, and all those she has slain are many.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:27 - Her house is the way to the grave, going down to the chambers of death.

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