Thematic Bible

Proverbs 7:1 (show verse)

My son, keep my words
And treasure my commandments within you [so they are readily available to guide you].

Proverbs 7:2 (show verse)

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

Proverbs 7:3 (show verse)

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

Proverbs 7:4 (show verse)

Say to [skillful and godly] wisdom, “You are my sister,”
And regard understanding and intelligent insight as your intimate friends;

Proverbs 7:5 (show verse)

That they may keep you from the immoral woman,
From the foreigner [who does not observe God’s laws and] who flatters with her [smooth] 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 among the naive [the inexperienced and gullible],
I saw among the youths
A young man lacking [good] sense,

Proverbs 7:8 (show verse)

Passing through the street near her corner;
And he took the path to her house

Proverbs 7:9 (show verse)

In the twilight, in the evening;
In the black and dark night.

Proverbs 7:10 (show verse)

And there a woman met him,
Dressed as a prostitute and sly and cunning of heart.

Proverbs 7:11 (show verse)

She was boisterous and rebellious;
She would not stay at home.

Proverbs 7:12 (show verse)

At times she was in the streets, at times in the market places,
Lurking and setting her ambush at every corner.

Proverbs 7:13 (show verse)

So she caught him and kissed him
And with a brazen and impudent face she said to him:

Proverbs 7:14 (show verse)

“I have peace offerings with me;
Today I have paid my vows.

Proverbs 7:15 (show verse)

“So I came out to meet you [that you might share with me the feast of my offering],
Diligently I sought your face and I have found you.

Proverbs 7:16 (show verse)

“I have spread my couch with coverings and cushions of tapestry,
With colored fine linen of Egypt.

Proverbs 7:17 (show verse)

“I have perfumed my bed
With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Proverbs 7:18 (show verse)

“Come, let us drink our fill of love until morning;
Let us console and delight ourselves with love.

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,
And he will come home on the appointed day.”

Proverbs 7:21 (show verse)

With her many persuasions she caused him to yield;
With her flattering lips she seduced him.

Proverbs 7:22 (show verse)

Suddenly he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter [not knowing the outcome],
Or as one in stocks going to the correction [to be given] to a fool,

Proverbs 7:23 (show verse)

Until an arrow pierced his liver [with a mortal wound];
Like a bird fluttering straight into the net,
He did not know that it would 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 [evil, immoral] paths.

Proverbs 7:26 (show verse)

For she has cast down many [mortally] wounded;
Indeed, all who were killed by her were strong.

Proverbs 7:27 (show verse)

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