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Proverbs 7:21-23 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

21 She wins him over by repeated urging,
    with her smooth lips she leads him astray.[a]
22 He follows her impulsively,
    like an ox that goes to slaughter;
Like a stag that bounds toward the net,
23     till an arrow pierces its liver;
Like a bird that rushes into a snare,
    unaware that his life is at stake.

Footnotes:

  1. 7:21 The verbs “to win over” (lit., “to lead astray”) and “to lead off” can be used of leading animals such as a donkey (Nm 22:23) or sheep (Jer 23:2 and 50:17). The animal imagery continues as the youth is compared to an ox, a fallow deer, and a bird in the moment they are slaughtered. None of the animals are aware of their impending death.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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