1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 Solomon persuadeth to a sincere and kind familiarity with wisdom. 6 In an example of his own experience, he sheweth 10 the cunning of a whore, 22 and the desperate simplicity of a young wanton. 24 He dehorteth from such wickedness.
7:1 ¶ My son, keep my sayings, and, my commandments, treasure by thee;
7:2 Keep my commandments and live, and mine instruction, as the pupil of thine eye;
7:3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them, on the tablet of thy heart;
7:4 Say unto wisdom, My sister, thou! and, an acquaintance, call thou, understanding:
7:5 That thou mayest be kept, from the woman that is a stranger, from the female unknown, who, with her speeches, doth flatter.
7:6 ¶ For, in the window of my house, through my lattice, I looked out;
7:7 And saw among the simple ones, discerned among the youths, A young man lacking sense;
7:8 Passing through the street, near her corner, and, on the way to her house, he sauntered along;
7:9 In the twilight, in the evening of the day, in the midst of the night, and the gloom;
7:10 And lo! a woman, came to meet him, attired as one unchaste, of a wily heart.
7:11 Boisterous, is she, and rebellious, In her house, abide not her feet;
7:12 Now outside, now in the broadways, and, near every corner, she lieth in wait:
7:13 So she caught him, and kissed him, and, embolding her face, she said to him:
7:14 Peace-offerings, are by me, today, have I paid my vows;
7:15 For this cause, came I forth to meet thee, to seek diligently thy face, and I have found thee:
7:16 Coverlets, have I spread on my couch of pleasure, dark-hued stuffs, of the yarn of Egypt;
7:17 I have sprinkled my bed, with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon:
7:18 Come! let us take our fill of endearments, until morning, let us delight ourselves with caresses;
7:19 For the husband is not in his house, he hath gone on a journey afar;
7:20 A bag of silver, hath he taken in his hand, On the day of the full moon, will he enter his house.
7:21 She turneth him aside, with her great persuasiveness,with the flattery of her lips, she compelleth him:
7:22 Going after her instantly, as an ox, to the slaughter, he entereth, and, as in fetters, unto the correction of a fool.
7:23 Until an arrow cleaveth his liver, as a bird hasteth into a snare, and knoweth not, that, for his life, it is!
7:24 ¶ Now, therefore, ye sons, hearken unto me, and attend, to the sayings of my mouth;
7:25 Let not thy heart, turn aside to her ways, Do not go astray, in her paths.
7:26 For, many, wounded, hath she caused to fall,yea strong men, slain wholly by her:
7:27 Ways to hades, are in her house, descending into the chambers of death.
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