7:1 icapsy sonne, keepe my words, and lay vp my commaundements with thee.  
7:2 Keepe my commandements, and liue: and my law as the apple of thine eye.  
7:3 Bind them vpon thy fingers, write them vpon the table of thine heart.  
7:4 Say vnto Wisedome, Thou art my sister, and call Understanding thy kinse woman,  
7:5 That they may keepe thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.  
7:6 For at the windowe of my house I looked through my casement,  
7:7 And behelde among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a yong man void of vnderstanding, Margin Note
7:8 Passing through the streete neere her corner, and he went the way to her house,  
7:9 In the twilight in the euening, in the blacke and darke night: Margin Note
7:10 And behold, there met him a woman, with the attire of an harlot, and subtill of heart.  
7:11 (She is loud and stubburne, her feet abide not in her house:  
7:12 Now is shee without, now in the streetes, and lieth in waite at euery corner.)  
7:13 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face, said vnto him, Margin Note
7:14 I haue peace offerings with me: this day haue I paid my vowes. Margin Note
7:15 Therefore came I forth to meete thee, diligently to seeke thy face, and I haue found thee.  
7:16 I haue deckt my bed with couerings of tapestrie, with carued workes, with fine linnen of Egypt.  
7:17 I haue perfumed my bed with myrrhe, aloes, and cynamom.  
7:18 Come, let vs take our fill of loue vntill the morning, let vs solace our selues with loues.  
7:19 For the good-man is not at home, he is gone a long iourney.  
7:20 He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed. Margin Note
7:21 With much faire speech she caused him to yeeld, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.  
7:22 He goeth after her straightway, as an oxe goeth to the slaughter, or as a foole to the correction of the stocks, Margin Note
7:23 Til a dart strike through his liuer, as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.  
7:24 Hearken vnto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.  
7:25 Let not thine heart decline to her wayes, goe not astray in her paths.  
7:26 For shee hath cast downe many wounded: yea many strong men haue bene slaine by her.  
7:27 Her house is the way to hell, going downe to the chambers of death.