My son, keep3 my words, and lay up4 my commandments with thee.
Keep3 my commandments, and live;3 and my law as the apple of thine eye.
Bind3 them upon thy fingers, write3 them upon the table of thine heart.
Say3 unto wisdom, Thou [art] my sister; and call4 understanding [thy] kinswoman:
That they may keep2 thee from the strange5 woman, from the stranger [which] flattereth52 with her words.
For at the window of my house I looked8 through my casement,
And beheld4 among the simple ones, I discerned4 among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
Passing6 through the street near her corner; and he went4 the way to her house,
In the twilight, in the evening, 6153 in the black and dark night:
And, behold, there met2 him a woman [with] the attire of an harlot,6 and subtil7 of heart.
(She [is] loud6 and stubborn;6 her feet abide4 not in her house:
Now [is she] without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait4 at every corner.)
So she caught52 him, and kissed1 him, [and] with an impudent52 face said4 unto him,
[I have] peace offerings with me; this day have I payed14 my vows.
Therefore came I forth1 to meet2 thee, diligently to seek15 thy face, and I have found4 thee.
I have decked1 my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved [works], with fine linen of Egypt.
I have perfumed1 my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Come,3 let us take our fill4 of love until the morning: let us solace101 ourselves with loves.
For the goodman [is] not at home, he is gone1 a long journey:
He hath taken1 a bag of money with him, [and] will come4 home at the day appointed.
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield,52 with the flattering of her lips she forced55 him.
He goeth6 after her straightway, as an ox goeth4 to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
Till a dart strike through17 his liver; as a bird hasteth15 to the snare, and knoweth1 not that it [is] for his life.
Hearken3 unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend54 to the words of my mouth.
Let not thine heart decline4 to her ways, go not astray4 in her paths.
For she hath cast down52 many wounded: yea, many strong [men] have been slain7 by her.
Her house [is] the way to hell, going down6 to the chambers of death.