21 With much seductive speech she persuades him;
    with (A)her smooth talk she compels him.
22 All at once he follows her,
    as an ox goes to the slaughter,
or as a stag is caught fast[a]
23     till an arrow pierces its liver;
as (B)a bird rushes into a snare;
    he does not know that it will cost him his life.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 7:22 Probable reading (compare Septuagint, Vulgate, Syriac); Hebrew as a chain to discipline a fool

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