The false Attractions of Adultery -Proverbs 7
Proverbs 7:1 My son, keep my words, and treasure my commands.
Proverbs 7:2 Keep my commands and live, my teaching as the apple of your eye;
Proverbs 7:3 Bind them on your fingers, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Proverbs 7:4 Say to Wisdom, "You are my sister!" call Understanding, "Friend!"
Proverbs 7:5 That they may keep you from another's wife, from the adulteress with her smooth words.
Proverbs 7:6 For at the window of my house, through my lattice I looked out -
Proverbs 7:7 And I saw among the simple ones, I observed among the young men, a youth with no sense,
Proverbs 7:8 Going along the street near the corner, then walking in the direction of her house -
Proverbs 7:9 In the twilight, at dusk of day, at the time of the dark of night.
Proverbs 7:10 And look! the woman comes to meet him, robed like a harlot, with secret designs -
Proverbs 7:11 She is fickle and unruly, in her home her feet cannot rest;
Proverbs 7:12 Now she is in the streets, now in the open squares, and at every corner she lurks in ambush -
Proverbs 7:13 When she seizes him, she kisses him, and with an impudent look says to him:
Proverbs 7:14 "I owed peace offerings, and today I have fulfilled my vows;
Proverbs 7:15 So I came out to meet you, to look for you, and I have found you!
Proverbs 7:16 With coverlets I have spread my couch, with brocaded cloths of Egyptian linen;
Proverbs 7:17 I have sprinkled my bed with myrrh, with aloes, and with cinnamon.
Proverbs 7:18 "Come, let us drink our fill of love, until morning, let us feast on love!
Proverbs 7:19 For my husband is not at home, he has gone on a long journey;
Proverbs 7:20 A bag of money he took with him, not till the full moon will he return home."
Proverbs 7:21 She wins him over by her repeated urging, with her smooth lips she leads him astray;
Proverbs 7:22 He follows her stupidly, like an ox that is led to slaughter; Like a stag that minces toward the net,
Proverbs 7:23 till an arrow pierces its liver; Like a bird that rushes into a snare, unaware that its life is at stake.
Proverbs 7:24 So now, O children, listen to me, be attentive to the words of my mouth!
Proverbs 7:25 Let not your heart turn to her ways, go not astray in her paths;
Proverbs 7:26 For many are those she has struck down dead, numerous, those she has slain.
Proverbs 7:27 Her house is made up of ways to the nether world, leading down into the chambers of death.