1 My son, agive attention to my wisdom,
bIncline your ear to my understanding;
2 That you may aobserve discretion
And your blips may reserve knowledge.
4 But in the end she is abitter as wormwood,
bSharp as a two-edged sword.
5 Her feet ago down to death,
Her steps take hold of Sheol.
7 aNow then, my sons, listen to me
And bdo not depart from the words of my mouth.
8 aKeep your way far from her
And do not go near the bdoor of her house,
And your years to the cruel one;
And your hard-earned goods will go to the house of an alien;
11 And you groan at your 1final end,
When your flesh and your body are consumed;
12 And you say, “How I have ahated instruction!
And my heart bspurned reproof!
13 “I have not listened to the voice of my ateachers,
Nor inclined my ear to my instructors!
In the midst of the assembly and congregation.”
And 1fresh water from your own well.
16 Should your asprings be dispersed abroad,
Streams of water in the streets?
And not for strangers with you.
18 Let your afountain be blessed,
19 As a loving ahind and a graceful doe,
Let her breasts satisfy you at all times;
Be 1exhilarated always with her love.
And embrace the bosom of a bforeigner?
21 For the aways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord,
And He bwatches all his paths.
22 His aown iniquities will capture the wicked,
And he will be held with the cords of his sin.
23 He will adie for lack of instruction,
And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.
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