Proverbs 7
American Standard Version
Warnings About the Adulteress

1My son, keep my words, And lay up my commandments with thee.

2Keep my commandments and live; And my law as the apple of thine eye.

3Bind them upon thy fingers; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart.

4Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; And call understanding thy kinswoman:

5That they may keep thee from the strange woman, From the foreigner that flattereth with her words.

6For at the window of my house I looked forth through my lattice;

7And I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, A young man void of understanding,

8Passing through the street near her corner; And he went the way to her house,

9In the twilight, in the evening of the day, In the middle of the night and in the darkness.

10And, behold, there met him a woman With the attire of a harlot, and wily of heart.

11She is clamorous and wilful; Her feet abide not in her house:

12Now she is in the streets, now in the broad places, And lieth in wait at every corner.

13So she caught him, and kissed him, And with an impudent face she said unto him:

14Sacrifices of peace-offerings are with me; This day have I paid my vows.

15Therefore came I forth to meet thee, Diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

16I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, With striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.

17I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

18Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; Let us solace ourselves with loves.

19For the man is not at home; He is gone a long journey:

20He hath taken a bag of money with him; He will come home at the full moon.

21With her much fair speech she causeth him to yield; With the flattering of her lips she forceth him along.

22He goeth after her straightway, As an ox goeth to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the correction of the fool;

23Till an arrow strike through his liver; As a bird hasteth to the snare, And knoweth not that it is for his life.

24Now therefore, my'sons, hearken unto me, And attend to the words of my mouth.

25Let not thy heart decline to her ways; Go not astray in her paths.

26For she hath cast down many wounded: Yea, all her slain are a mighty host.

27Her house is the way to Sheol, Going down to the chambers of death.

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1. Solomon persuades to a sincere and kind familiarity with wisdom
6. In an example of his own experience he shows
10. the cunning of a harlot
22. and the desperate simplicity of a young wanton
24. He detests such wickedness
Proverbs 1: The Beginning of Knowledge

Proverbs 2: The Benefits of Wisdom

Proverbs 3: Trust in the Lord

Proverbs 4: Listen to a Father's Instruction

Proverbs 5: Avoid Immorality

Proverbs 6: Warnings Against Foolishness

Proverbs 7: Warnings About the Adulteress

Proverbs 8: The Excellence of Wisdom

Proverbs 9: The Way of Wisdom

Proverbs 10: Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son

Proverbs 11: A False Balance is An Abomination

Proverbs 12: Loving Discipline and Knowledge

Proverbs 13: A Wise Son Heeds his Father's Instruction

Proverbs 14: Every Wise Woman Builds Her House

Proverbs 15: A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath

Proverbs 16: The Tongue's Answer is From the Lord

Proverbs 17: Better a Dry Morsel with Quietness

Proverbs 18: The Unfriendly Pursue Selfishness

Proverbs 19: Better is the Poor Man with Integrity

Proverbs 20: Wine is a Mocker

Proverbs 21: The King's Heart is in the Lord's Hand

Proverbs 22: A Good Name More Desirable Than Riches

Proverbs 23: Consider Diligently What is Before You

Proverbs 24: Don'T Be Envious of Evil Men

Proverbs 25: More Proverbs of Solomon

Proverbs 26: Similitudes and Instructions

Proverbs 27: Do Not Boast About Tomorrow

Proverbs 28: The Righteous Are as Bold as a Lion

Proverbs 29: The Stiff-Necked Will Be Destroyed

Proverbs 30: The Words of Agur

Proverbs 31: The Words of King Lemuel

Proverbs 6
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