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Proverbs 7 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:1 - My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:2 - keep my commandments and live, keep my teachings as the apple of your eye;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:3 - bind them on your fingers, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:4 - Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call insight your intimate friend;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:5 - to preserve you from the loose woman, from the adventuress with her smooth words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:6 - For at the window of my house I have looked out through my lattice,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:7 - and I have seen among the simple, I have perceived among the youths, a young man without sense,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:8 - passing along the street near her corner, taking the road to her house
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:9 - in the twilight, in the evening, at the time of night and darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:10 - And lo, a woman meets him, dressed as a harlot, wily of heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:11 - She is loud and wayward, her feet do not stay at home;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:12 - now in the street, now in the market, and at every corner she lies in wait.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:13 - She seizes him and kisses him, and with impudent face she says to him:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:14 - "I had to offer sacrifices, and today I have paid my vows;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:15 - so now I have come out to meet you, to seek you eagerly, and I have found you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:16 - I have decked my couch with coverings, colored spreads of Egyptian linen;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:17 - I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:18 - Come, let us take our fill of love till morning; let us delight ourselves with love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:19 - For my husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:20 - he took a bag of money with him; at full moon he will come home."
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:21 - With much seductive speech she persuades him; with her smooth talk she compels him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:22 - All at once he follows her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a stag is caught fast
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:23 - till an arrow pierces its entrails; as a bird rushes into a snare; he does not know that it will cost him his life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:24 - And now, O sons, listen to me, and be attentive to the words of my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:25 - Let not your heart turn aside to her ways, do not stray into her paths;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:26 - for many a victim has she laid low; yea, all her slain are a mighty host.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:27 - Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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