Genesis 39:12-1812 a she caught him by his garment, saying, “Lie with me.” But he left his garment in her hand and fled and got out of the house. 13And as soon as she saw that he had left his garment in her hand and had fled out of the house, 14she called to the men of her household and said to them, “See, he has brought among us a Hebrew to laugh at us. He came in to me to lie with me, and I cried out with a loud voice. 15And as soon as he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried out, he left his garment beside me and fled and got out of the house.” 16Then she laid up his garment by her until his master came home, 17and she told him the same story, saying, “The Hebrew servant, whom you have brought among us, came in to me to laugh at me. 18But as soon as I lifted up my voice and cried, he left his garment beside me and fled out of the house.”
Proverbs 2:16-1916 So b you will be delivered from the forbidden ▼
from d the adulteress ▼
▼Hebrew foreign womanwith f her smooth words,
17who forsakes g the companion of her youth
and forgets h the covenant of her God;
18 i for her house sinks down to death,
and her paths to the departed; ▼
▼Hebrew to the Rephaim
19none who go to her come back,
nor do they regain the paths of life.
Proverbs 5:3-153For the lips of k a forbidden ▼
▼Hebrew strange; also verse 20woman drip honey,
and her speech ▼
▼Hebrew palateis n smoother than oil,
4but in the end she is o bitter as p wormwood,
q sharp as r a two-edged sword.
5Her feet s go down to death;
her steps follow the path to ▼
▼Hebrew lay hold ofSheol;
6she u does not ponder the path of life;
her ways wander, and she does not know it.
7 And v now, O sons, listen to me,
and do not depart from the words of my mouth.
8Keep your way far from her,
and do not go near the door of her house,
9lest you give your honor to others
and your years to the merciless,
10lest strangers take their fill of your strength,
and your w labors go to the house of a foreigner,
11and at the end of your life you x groan,
when your flesh and body are consumed,
12and you say y “How I hated discipline,
and my heart z despised reproof!
13I did not listen to the voice of my teachers
or incline my ear to my instructors.
14 aa I am at the brink of utter ruin
in the assembled congregation.”
15 Drink ab water from your own cistern,
flowing water from your own well.
Proverbs 6:24-3224to preserve you from the evil woman ▼
▼Revocalization (compare Septuagint) yields from the wife of a neighbor
from the smooth tongue of ad the adulteress. ▼
▼Hebrew the foreign woman
25 af Do not desire her beauty in your heart,
and do not let her capture you with her ag eyelashes;
26for ah the price of a prostitute is only ai a loaf of bread ▼
▼Or (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate) for a prostitute leaves a man with nothing but a loaf of bread
but a married woman ▼
▼Hebrew a man’s wifeal hunts down a precious life.
27Can a man carry am fire next to his an chest
and his clothes not be burned?
28Or can one ao walk on hot coals
and his feet not be scorched?
29So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife;
none who touches her ap will go unpunished.
30People do not despise a thief if he steals
to aq satisfy his appetite when he is hungry,
31but ar if he is caught, he will pay as sevenfold;
he will give all the goods of his house.
32He who commits adultery lacks sense;
he who does it destroys himself.
Proverbs 7:5-275to keep you from at the forbidden ▼
from av the adulteress ▼
▼Hebrew the foreign womanwith her smooth words.
6 For at ax the window of my house
I have looked out through my lattice,
7and I have seen among ay the simple,
I have perceived among the youths,
a young man az lacking sense,
8passing along the street ba near her corner,
taking the road to her house
9in bb the twilight, in the evening,
at bc the time of night and darkness.
10 And behold, the woman meets him,
bd dressed as a prostitute, wily of heart. ▼
▼Hebrew guarded in heart
11She is bf loud and bg wayward;
bh her feet do not stay at home;
12now in the street, now in the market,
and bi at every corner she bj lies in wait.
13She seizes him and kisses him,
and with bk bold face she says to him,
14“I had to bl offer sacrifices ▼
▼Hebrew peace offerings
and today I have bn paid my vows;
15so now I have come out to meet you,
to seek you eagerly, and I have found you.
16I have spread my couch with bo coverings,
colored linens from bp Egyptian linen;
17I have perfumed my bed with bq myrrh,
aloes, and br cinnamon.
18Come, let us take our fill of love till morning;
let us delight ourselves with love.
19For bs my husband is not at home;
he has gone on a long journey;
20he took a bag of money with him;
at full moon he will come home.”
21 With much seductive speech she persuades him;
with bt her smooth talk she compels him.
22All at once he follows her,
as an ox goes to the slaughter,
or as a stag is caught fast ▼
▼Probable reading (compare Septuagint, Vulgate, Syriac); Hebrew as an anklet for the discipline of a fool
23till an arrow pierces its liver;
as bv a bird rushes into a snare;
he does not know that it will cost him his life.
24 And bw now, O sons, listen to me,
and be attentive to the words of my mouth.
25Let not your heart turn aside to her ways;
do not stray into her paths,
26for many a victim has she laid low,
and all her slain are bx a mighty throng.
27Her house is by the way to Sheol,
going down to the chambers of death.
Proverbs 9:16-1816 bz “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”
And to him who lacks sense she says,
17 ca “Stolen water is sweet,
and cb bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”
18But he does not know cc that the dead ▼
▼Hebrew Rephaimare there,
that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.
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