I had to offer sacrifices and today I paid my vows; so now I have come out to meet you. I have spread my couch with coverings, I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come let us drink our fill of love till morning. For my husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey.
With much seductive speech she persuades him; with her smooth talk she compels him. All at once he follows her.
... As an ox goes to the slaughter.
... As a stag is caught fast till an arrow pierces.
... As a bird rushes into a snare.
HE DOES NOT KNOW THAT IT WILL COST HIM HIS LIFE.
Now, O sons, listen to me. Let not your heart turn aside to her ways; do not stray into her paths, for many a victim has she laid low, and all her slain are a mighty throng. Her house is the way to Sheol, going to to the chambers of death.