||For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and
her mouth is smoother than oil:
||But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged
||Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
||Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are
moveable, that thou canst not know them.
||Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from
the words of my mouth.
||Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door
of her house:
||Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years
unto the cruel:
||Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours
be in the house of a stranger;
||And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body
||And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart
||And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor
inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
||I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation
||Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters
out of thine own well.
||Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of
waters in the streets.
||Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.
||Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of
||Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her
breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always
with her love.
||And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange
woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
||For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and
he pondereth all his goings.
||His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he
shall be holden with the cords of his sins.
||He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of
his folly he shall go astray.
||For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and
reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
||To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of
the tongue of a strange woman.
||Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her
take thee with her eyelids.
||For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a
piece of bread: and the adultress will hunt for the precious
||Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be
||Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?
||So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever
toucheth her shall not be innocent.
||Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his
soul when he is hungry;
||But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall
give all the substance of his house.
||But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh
understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
||A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach
shall not be wiped away.
||For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not
spare in the day of vengeance.
||He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest
content, though thou givest many gifts.
||Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and
wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.