And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD.
And, behold, there met him a woman with
the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
To call passengers who go right on their ways: Whoso is
simple, let him turn in hither: and as for
him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, read more.
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot. Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.
To deliver thee from the strange woman, even
from the stranger which
flattereth with her words;
loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: Now is she
without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.) So she caught him, and kissed him, and
with an impudent face said unto him, read more.
I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows. Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee. I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves. For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey: He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed. With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life. Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth. Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.
A foolish woman is
clamorous: she is
simple, and knoweth nothing. For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
To call passengers who go right on their ways: read more.
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.