Thematic Bible: Proverbs 7

Proverbs 7:1 (show verse)

My son, keep my words And treasure my commandments within you.

Proverbs 7:2 (show verse)

Keep my commandments and live, And my teaching as the apple of your eye.

Proverbs 7:3 (show verse)

Bind them on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 7:4 (show verse)

Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," And call understanding your intimate friend;

Proverbs 7:5 (show verse)

That they may keep you from an adulteress, From the foreigner who flatters with her words.

Proverbs 7:6 (show verse)

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

Proverbs 7:7 (show verse)

And I saw among the naive, And discerned among the youths A young man lacking sense,

Proverbs 7:8 (show verse)

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

Proverbs 7:9 (show verse)

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

Proverbs 7:10 (show verse)

And behold, a woman comes to meet him, Dressed as a harlot and cunning of heart.

Proverbs 7:11 (show verse)

She is boisterous and rebellious, Her feet do not remain at home;

Proverbs 7:12 (show verse)

She is now in the streets, now in the squares, And lurks by every corner.

Proverbs 7:13 (show verse)

So she seizes him and kisses him And with a brazen face she says to him:

Proverbs 7:14 (show verse)

"I was due to offer peace offerings; Today I have paid my vows.

Proverbs 7:15 (show verse)

"Therefore I have come out to meet you, To seek your presence earnestly, and I have found you.

Proverbs 7:16 (show verse)

"I have spread my couch with coverings, With colored linens of Egypt.

Proverbs 7:17 (show verse)

"I have sprinkled my bed With myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.

Proverbs 7:18 (show verse)

"Come, let us drink our fill of love until morning; Let us delight ourselves with caresses.

Proverbs 7:19 (show verse)

"For my husband is not at home, He has gone on a long journey;

Proverbs 7:20 (show verse)

He has taken a bag of money with him, At the full moon he will come home."

Proverbs 7:21 (show verse)

With her many persuasions she entices him; With her flattering lips she seduces him.

Proverbs 7:22 (show verse)

Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,

Proverbs 7:23 (show verse)

Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life.

Proverbs 7:24 (show verse)

Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, And pay attention to the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 7:25 (show verse)

Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not stray into her paths.

Proverbs 7:26 (show verse)

For many are the victims she has cast down, And numerous are all her slain.

Proverbs 7:27 (show verse)

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