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