Proverbs 7

My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
fili mi custodi sermones meos et praecepta mea reconde tibi
Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
serva mandata mea et vives et legem meam quasi pupillam oculi tui
Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
liga eam in digitis tuis scribe illam in tabulis cordis tui
Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
dic sapientiae soror mea es et prudentiam voca amicam tuam
That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.
ut custodiat te a muliere extranea et ab aliena quae verba sua dulcia facit
For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
de fenestra enim domus meae per cancellos prospexi
And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,
et video parvulos considero vecordem iuvenem
Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
qui transit in platea iuxta angulum et propter viam domus illius graditur
In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
in obscuro advesperascente die in noctis tenebris et caligine
And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
et ecce mulier occurrit illi ornatu meretricio praeparata ad capiendas animas garrula et vaga
(She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
quietis inpatiens nec valens in domo consistere pedibus suis
Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
nunc foris nunc in plateis nunc iuxta angulos insidians
So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him,
adprehensumque deosculatur iuvenem et procaci vultu blanditur dicens
I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.
victimas pro salute debui hodie reddidi vota mea
Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.
idcirco egressa sum in occursum tuum desiderans te videre et repperi
I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.
intexui funibus lectum meum stravi tapetibus pictis ex Aegypto
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
aspersi cubile meum murra et aloe et cinnamomo
Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.
veni inebriemur uberibus donec inlucescat dies et fruamur cupitis amplexibus
For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:
non est enim vir in domo sua abiit via longissima
He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.
sacculum pecuniae secum tulit in die plenae lunae reversurus est domum suam
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
inretivit eum multis sermonibus et blanditiis labiorum protraxit illum
He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
statim eam sequitur quasi bos ductus ad victimam et quasi agnus lasciviens et ignorans quod ad vincula stultus trahatur
Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
donec transfigat sagitta iecur eius velut si avis festinet ad laqueum et nescit quia de periculo animae illius agitur
Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
nunc ergo fili audi me et adtende verba oris mei
Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
ne abstrahatur in viis illius mens tua neque decipiaris semitis eius
For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.
multos enim vulneratos deiecit et fortissimi quique interfecti sunt ab ea
Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.
viae inferi domus eius penetrantes interiora mortis