To deliver thee from the strange woman, [even] from the stranger [which] flattereth with her words;
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,
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.
He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
(She [is] 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,
[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.
But he knoweth not that the dead [are] there; [and that] her guests [are] in the depths of hell.