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Proverbs 7 - NIV

Warning Against the Adulterous Woman


My son, keep my words
and store up my commands within you.

2 Keep my commands and you will live;
guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.

3 Bind them on your fingers;
write them on the tablet of your heart.

4 Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”
and to insight, “You are my relative.”

5 They will keep you from the adulterous woman,
from the wayward woman with her seductive words.


At the window of my house
I looked down through the lattice.

7 I saw among the simple,
I noticed among the young men,
a youth who had no sense.

8 He was going down the street near her corner,
walking along in the direction of her house

9 at twilight, as the day was fading,
as the dark of night set in.


Then out came a woman to meet him,
dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.

11 (She is unruly and defiant,
her feet never stay at home;

12 now in the street, now in the squares,
at every corner she lurks.)

13 She took hold of him and kissed him
and with a brazen face she said:


“Today I fulfilled my vows,
and I have food from my fellowship offering at home.

15 So I came out to meet you;
I looked for you and have found you!

16 I have covered my bed
with colored linens from Egypt.

17 I have perfumed my bed
with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.

18 Come, let’s drink deeply of love till morning;
let’s enjoy ourselves with love!

19 My husband is not at home;
he has gone on a long journey.

20 He took his purse filled with money
and will not be home till full moon.”


With persuasive words she led him astray;
she seduced him with her smooth talk.

22 All at once he followed her
like an ox going to the slaughter,
like a deer[a] stepping into a noose[b]

23 till an arrow pierces his liver,
like a bird darting into a snare,
little knowing it will cost him his life.


Now then, my sons, listen to me;
pay attention to what I say.

25 Do not let your heart turn to her ways
or stray into her paths.

26 Many are the victims she has brought down;
her slain are a mighty throng.

27 Her house is a highway to the grave,
leading down to the chambers of death.


a. Proverbs 7:22 The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
b. Proverbs 7:22 Syriac (see also Septuagint); Hebrew fool

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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2016
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Shared by: Howard Strickland on Jan, 2016
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Scripture: Proverbs 7:1-27
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Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Feb, 2015
Summary: God’s wisdom reveals the truth and gives us some guidelines to follow in order to avoid the sin of adultery. 1- Store up God’s Word to overcome 2- Following smooth talk leads to trouble 3- Guard the heart for victory over sin
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Shared by: Tim Strickland on Dec, 2014
Summary: Calling people to the true Love of God. Feel free to use any and all parts of this sermon.
Scripture: Proverbs 7:10-27
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Shared by: Larry Turner on Sep, 2014
Summary: Proverbs 7 gives us a warning about an immoral women but we must warn the church about an immoral society.
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Shared by: Mark H. Stevens ThD on Jan, 2014
Summary: A brief look at the problems pornography can cause men.
Scripture: Proverbs 7:21-23
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Shared by: Obioha Uriel Amanze on Jun, 2012
Summary: This reveals deep secrets about adultery, possible challenges faced by people who are involved and offers some guidance
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Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Nov, 2011
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Views: 3,722
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Shared by: Tom Shepard on Oct, 2011
Summary: This is a study of Proverbs chapter seven.
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Shared by: Stephen Sheane on Feb, 2010
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Shared by: Terry Blankenship on Aug, 2008
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Shared by: W. Alderman on Jun, 2007
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Scripture: Proverbs 6:25-7:27
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Shared by: Dr. Keion Parrish on Jun, 2007
Summary: Living the Life of Christ
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Scripture: Proverbs 7:1-27
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Shared by: Chris Appleby on Apr, 2007
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Scripture: Proverbs 7:1-36
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Shared by: Shawn Raloff on Apr, 2007
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Scripture: Proverbs 7:1
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Shared by: Jeff Poms on Jan, 2007
Summary: This is a powerful message to both the believer and unbeliever about the truths of what happens to those who fall into temptation
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Scripture: Proverbs 7:1-1:27
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Shared by: Sherm Nichols on Nov, 2006
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Scripture: Proverbs 7:21-27
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Shared by: Jerry DePoy on Feb, 2005
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Shared by: David Beirne on May, 2004
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Shared by: Jeffrey Poms on Dec, 2003
Summary: This is a powerful message to both the believer and unbeliever about the truths of what happens to those who fall into temptation
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Shared by: Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Mar, 2001
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