Proverbs Chapter 7 Darby English Bible

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 teaching, as the apple of thine eye.

Proverbs 7:3

Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the tablet of thy heart.

Proverbs 7:4

Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister, and call intelligence [thy] kinswoman:

Proverbs 7:5

that they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger who flattereth with her words.

Proverbs 7:6

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

Proverbs 7:7

and I beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the sons, 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 of the day, in the blackness of night and the darkness.

Proverbs 7:10

And behold, there met him a woman in the attire of a harlot, and subtle of heart.

Proverbs 7:11

She is clamorous and unmanageable; her feet abide not in her house:

Proverbs 7:12

now without, now in the broadways, -- and she lieth in wait at every corner.

Proverbs 7:13

And 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 paid my vows:

Proverbs 7:15

therefore came I forth to meet thee, to seek earnestly thy face, and I have found thee.

Proverbs 7:16

I have decked my bed with tapestry coverlets of variegated linen from Egypt;

Proverbs 7:17

I have perfumed my couch with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Proverbs 7:18

Come, let us revel in love until the morning, let us delight ourselves with loves.

Proverbs 7:19

For the husband is not at home, he is gone a long journey;

Proverbs 7:20

he hath taken the money-bag with him, he will come home on the day of the full moon.

Proverbs 7:21

With her much enticement she beguiled him; with the smoothness of her lips she constrained him.

Proverbs 7:22

He went after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, and as stocks [serve] for the correction of the fool;

Proverbs 7:23

till an arrow strike through his liver: as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for its life.

Proverbs 7:24

And now, ye sons, hearken unto me, and attend to the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 7:25

Let not thy heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths:

Proverbs 7:26

for she hath cast down many wounded, and all slain by her were strong.

Proverbs 7:27

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