My son,H1121 attendH7181 to my wisdom,H2451 and bowH5186 your earH241 to my understanding:H8394
That you may regardH8104 discretion,H4209 and that your lipsH8193 may keepH5341 knowledge.H1847
For the lipsH8193 of a strangeH2114 woman dropH5197 as an honeycomb,H5317 and her mouthH2441 is smootherH2513 than oil:H8081
But her endH319 is bitterH4751 as wormwood,H3939 sharpH2299 as a two-edgedH6310 sword.H2719
Her feetH7272 goH3381 downH3381 to death;H4194 her stepsH6806 takeH8551 holdH8551 on hell.H7585
LestH6435 you should ponderH6424 the pathH734 of life,H2416 her waysH4570 are moveable,H5128 that you can not knowH3045 them.
HearH8085 me nowH6258 therefore, O you children,H1121 and departH5493 not from the wordsH561 of my mouth.H6310
RemoveH7368 your wayH1870 farH7368 from her, and comeH7126 not nearH7126 the doorH6607 of her house:H1004
LestH6435 you giveH5414 your honorH1935 to others,H312 and your yearsH8141 to the cruel:H394
LestH6435 strangersH2114 be filledH7646 with your wealth;H3581 and your laborsH6089 be in the houseH1004 of a stranger;H5237
And you mournH5098 at the last,H319 when your fleshH1320 and your bodyH7607 are consumed,H3615
And say,H559 HowH349 have I hatedH8130 instruction,H4148 and my heartH3820 despisedH5006 reproof;H8433
And have not obeyedH8085 the voiceH6963 of my teachers,H3384 norH3808 inclinedH5186 my earH241 to them that instructedH3925 me!
I was almostH4592 in allH3605 evilH7451 in the middleH8432 of the congregationH6951 and assembly.H5712
DrinkH8354 watersH4325 out of your own cistern,H953 and runningH5140 waters out of your own well.H875
Let your fountainsH4599 be dispersedH6327 abroad,H2351 and riversH6388 of watersH4325 in the streets.H7339
Let them be onlyH905 your own, and not strangers'H2114 with you.
Let your fountainH4726 be blessed:H1288 and rejoiceH8055 with the wifeH802 of your youth.H5271
Let her be as the lovingH158 hindH365 and pleasantH2580 roe;H3280 let her breastsH1717 satisfyH7301 you at allH3605 times;H6256 and be you ravishedH7686 alwaysH8548 with her love.H160
And whyH4100 will you, my son,H1121 be ravishedH7686 with a strangeH2114 woman, and embraceH2263 the bosomH2436 of a stranger?H5237
For the waysH1870 of manH376 are beforeH5227 the eyesH5869 of the LORD,H3068 and he pondersH6424 allH3605 his goings.H4570
His own iniquitiesH5771 shall takeH3920 the wickedH7563 himself, and he shall be heldH8551 with the cordsH2256 of his sins.H2403
He shall dieH4191 withoutH369 instruction;H4148 and in the greatnessH7230 of his follyH200 he shall goH7686 astray.H7686