7 hMy son, keep my words
and htreasure up my commandments with you;
2 ikeep my commandments and live;
keep my teaching as jthe apple of your eye;
3 kbind them on your fingers;
kwrite them on the tablet of your heart.
6 For at mthe window of my house
7 and I have seen among nthe simple,
a young man olacking sense,
8 passing along the street pnear her corner,
9 in qthe twilight, in the evening,
at rthe time of night and darkness.
vher feet do not stay at home;
and with ybold face she says to him,
and today I have apaid my vows;
16 I have spread my couch with bcoverings,
colored linens from cEgyptian linen;
17 I have perfumed my bed with dmyrrh,
aloes, and ecinnamon.
19 For fmy husband is not at home;
with gher smooth talk she compels him.
or as a stag is caught fast5
as ha bird rushes into a snare;
24 And inow, O sons, listen to me,
and all her slain are ja mighty throng.
27 Her house is kthe way to Sheol,
 7:5 Hebrew strange
 7:5 Hebrew the foreign woman
 7:10 Hebrew guarded in heart
 7:14 Hebrew peace offerings
 7:22 Probable reading (compare Septuagint, Vulgate, Syriac); Hebrew as a chain to discipline a fool