The Proverbs - Chapter 7
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2 keep my precepts and you will live, keep my teaching as the apple of your eye.
5 to save yourself from the woman that belongs to another, from the stranger, with her seductive words.
10 And look, a woman is coming to meet him, dressed like a prostitute, false of heart.
14 'I had to offer a communion sacrifice, I have discharged my vows today;
20 taking his moneybags with him; he will not be back till the moon is full.'
23 until an arrow pierces him to the liver, like the bird that dashes into the net without realising that its life is at stake.
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