New American Standard Bible
7 (A)Now then, my sons, listen to me
And (B)do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
8 (C)Keep your way far from her,
And do not go near the (D)door of her house,
9 Otherwise you will give your vigor to others,
And your years to the cruel one;
10 And strangers will be filled with your strength,
And your hard-earned possessions will go to the house of a foreigner;
11 And you will groan [a]in [b]the end,
When your flesh and your body are consumed;
12 And you say, “How I (E)hated instruction!
And my heart (F)disdainfully rejected rebuke!
13 I did not listen to the voice of my (G)teachers,
Nor incline my ear to my instructors!
14 I was almost in total ruin
In the midst of the assembly and congregation.”