Proverbs 7:11-21, She Entices Him


11She is boisterous and rebellious,

Her feet do not remain at home;

12She is now in the streets, now in the squares,

And lurks by every corner.

13So she seizes him and kisses him

And with a brazen face she says to him:

14″I was due to offer peace offerings;

Today I have paid my vows.

15″Therefore I have come out to meet you,

To seek your presence earnestly, and I have found you.

16″I have spread my couch with coverings,

With colored linens of Egypt.

17″I have sprinkled my bed

With myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.

18″Come, let us drink our fill of love until morning;

Let us delight ourselves with caresses.

19″For my husband is not at home,

He has gone on a long journey;

20He has taken a bag of money with him,

At the full moon he will come home.”

21With her many persuasions she entices him;

With her flattering lips she seduces him.

1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation


Action: What are the characteristics of temptation and sin?