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Proverbs 7 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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My son, keep my words,
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Keep my commands and live,
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Bind them on your fingers;
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Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”
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That they may keep you from the immoral woman,
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For at the window of my house
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And saw among the simple,
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In the twilight, in the evening,
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She was loud and rebellious,
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So she caught him and kissed him;
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So I came out to meet you,
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I have spread my bed with tapestry,
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I have perfumed my bed
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Come, let us take our fill of love until morning;
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With her enticing speech she caused him to yield,
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Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter,
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Till an arrow struck his liver.
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For she has cast down many wounded,
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Her house is the way to hell,[fn]
Descending to the chambers of death.
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Septuagint, Syriac, and Targum read as a dog to bonds; Vulgate reads as a lamb . . . to bonds.
Or Sheol

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