Chapter 7 :: Proverbs
Proverbs 7:1 - My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
Proverbs 7:2 - Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
Proverbs 7:3 - Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
Proverbs 7:4 - Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
Proverbs 7:5 - That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.
Proverbs 7:6 - For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
Proverbs 7:7 - And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
Proverbs 7:8 - Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
Proverbs 7:9 - In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
Proverbs 7:10 - And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
Proverbs 7:11 - (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
Proverbs 7:12 - Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
Proverbs 7:13 - So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,
Proverbs 7:14 - I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.
Proverbs 7:15 - Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.
Proverbs 7:16 - I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.
Proverbs 7:17 - I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Proverbs 7:18 - Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.
Proverbs 7:19 - For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:
Proverbs 7:20 - He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.
Proverbs 7:21 - With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
Proverbs 7:22 - He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
Proverbs 7:23 - Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
Proverbs 7:24 - Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
Proverbs 7:25 - Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
Proverbs 7:26 - For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.
Proverbs 7:27 - Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.