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PROVERBS

And he that soweth discord among brethren.
 
20My son, keep the commandment of thy father,
And forsake not the teaching of thy mother;
21Bind them continually upon thy heart,
Tie them about thy neck.
22When thou walkest, it shall lead thee,
When thou liest down, it shall watch over thee;
And when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
23For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching is light,
And reproofs of instruction are the way of life;
24To keep thee from the evil woman,
From the smoothness of the alien tongue.
25Lust not after her beauty in thy heart;
Neither let her captivate thee with her eyelids.
26For on account of a harlot a man is brought to a loaf of bread,
But the adulteress hunteth for the precious life.
27Can a man take fire in his bosom,
And his clothes not be burned?
28Or can one walk upon hot coals,
And his feet not be scorched?
29So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife;
Whosoever toucheth her shall not go unpunished.
30Men do not despise a thief, if he steal
To satisfy his soul when he is hungry;
31But if he be found, he must restore sevenfold,
He must give all the substance of his house.
32He that committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding;
He doeth it that would destroy his own soul.
33Wounds and dishonour shall he get,
And his reproach shall not be wiped away.
34For jealousy is the rage of a man,
And he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
35He will not regard any ransom;
Neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.


7 My son, keep my words,
And lay up my commandments with thee.
2Keep my commandments and live,
And my teaching as the apple of thine eye.
3Bind them upon thy fingers,
Write them upon the table of thy heart.
4Say unto wisdom: 'Thou art my sister',
And call understanding thy kinswoman;
5That they may keep thee from the strange woman,
From the alien woman that maketh smooth her words.
 
6For at the window of my house
I looked forth through my lattice;
7And I beheld among the thoughtless ones,
I discerned among the youths,
A young man void of understanding,
8Passing through the street near her corner,
And he went the way to her house;
9In the twilight, in the evening of the day,
In the blackness of night and the darkness.
10And, behold, there met him a woman

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