19 For [a]my husband is not at home;
He has gone on a long journey.
20 He has taken a (A)bag of money [b]with him.
At the full moon he will come home.”
21 With her many persuasions she entices him;
With her [c](B)flattering lips she seduces him.
22 Suddenly he follows her
As an ox goes to the slaughter,
Or as [d]one walks in ankle bracelets to the discipline of a fool,
23 Until an arrow pierces through his liver;
As a (C)bird hurries to the snare,
So he does not know that it will cost him his life.

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  1. Proverbs 7:19 Lit the man
  2. Proverbs 7:20 Lit in his hand
  3. Proverbs 7:21 Lit smooth
  4. Proverbs 7:22 Or as a stag goes into a trap; as in some ancient versions, Heb is uncertain

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