أَمْثَالٌ 7

يَا ٱبْنِي، ٱحْفَظْ كَلَامِي وَٱذْخَرْ وَصَايَايَ عِنْدَكَ. ١ 1
My son, keep my words and store up my commands within yourself.
ٱحْفَظْ وَصَايَايَ فَتَحْيَا، وَشَرِيعَتِي كَحَدَقَةِ عَيْنِكَ. ٢ 2
Keep my commands and live and keep my instruction as the apple of your eye.
اُرْبُطْهَا عَلَى أَصَابِعِكَ. ٱكْتُبْهَا عَلَى لَوْحِ قَلْبِكَ. ٣ 3
Tie them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.
قُلْ لِلْحِكْمَةِ: «أَنْتِ أُخْتِي» وَٱدْعُ ٱلْفَهْمَ ذَا قَرَابَةٍ. ٤ 4
Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call understanding your kinsman,
لِتَحْفَظَكَ مِنَ ٱلْمَرْأَةِ ٱلْأَجْنَبِيَّةِ، مِنَ ٱلْغَرِيبَةِ ٱلْمَلِقَةِ بِكَلَامِهَا. ٥ 5
in order to keep yourself from the adulterous woman, from the immoral woman with her smooth words.
لِأَنِّي مِنْ كُوَّةِ بَيْتِي، مِنْ وَرَاءِ شُبَّاكِي تَطَلَّعْتُ، ٦ 6
At the window of my house I was looking out through the lattice.
فَرَأَيْتُ بَيْنَ ٱلْجُهَّالِ، لَاحَظْتُ بَيْنَ ٱلْبَنِينَ غُلَامًا عَدِيمَ ٱلْفَهْمِ، ٧ 7
I looked at the naive people, and I noticed among the young men a youth who had no sense.
عَابِرًا فِي ٱلشَّارِعِ عِنْدَ زَاوِيَتِهَا، وَصَاعِدًا فِي طَرِيقِ بَيْتِهَا. ٨ 8
That young man passed down the street near her corner, and he went toward her house.
فِي ٱلْعِشَاءِ، فِي مَسَاءِ ٱلْيَوْمِ، فِي حَدَقَةِ ٱللَّيْلِ وَٱلظَّلَامِ. ٩ 9
It was twilight, in the evening of the day, at the time of night and darkness.
وَإِذَا بِٱمْرَأَةٍ ٱسْتَقْبَلَتْهُ فِي زِيِّ زَانِيَةٍ، وَخَبِيثَةِ ٱلْقَلْبِ. ١٠ 10
There a woman met him, dressed like a prostitute, with a false heart.
صَخَّابَةٌ هِيَ وَجَامِحَةٌ. فِي بَيْتِهَا لَا تَسْتَقِرُّ قَدَمَاهَا. ١١ 11
She was loud and wayward; her feet did not stay at home.
تَارَةً فِي ٱلْخَارِجِ، وَأُخْرَى فِي ٱلشَّوَارِعِ، وَعِنْدَ كُلِّ زَاوِيَةٍ تَكْمُنُ. ١٢ 12
Now in the streets, then in the market place, and at every corner she waited in ambush.
فَأَمْسَكَتْهُ وَقَبَّلَتْهُ. أَوْقَحَتْ وَجْهَهَا وَقَالَتْ لَهُ: ١٣ 13
So she grabbed him and kissed him, with a strong face she said to him,
«عَلَيَّ ذَبَائِحُ ٱلسَّلَامَةِ. ٱلْيَوْمَ أَوْفَيْتُ نُذُورِي. ١٤ 14
“I made my peace offering today, I paid my vows,
فَلِذَلِكَ خَرَجْتُ لِلِقَائِكَ، لِأَطْلُبَ وَجْهَكَ حَتَّى أَجِدَكَ. ١٥ 15
so came I out to meet you, to eagerly seek your face, and I have found you.
بِٱلدِّيبَاجِ فَرَشْتُ سَرِيرِي، بِمُوَشَّى كَتَّانٍ مِنْ مِصْرَ. ١٦ 16
I have spread coverings on my bed, colored linens from Egypt.
عَطَّرْتُ فِرَاشِي بِمُرٍّ وَعُودٍ وَقِرْفَةٍ. ١٧ 17
I have sprinkled my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
هَلُمَّ نَرْتَوِ وُدًّا إِلَى ٱلصَّبَاحِ. نَتَلَذَّذُ بِٱلْحُبِّ. ١٨ 18
Come, let us drink our fill of love until morning; let us take great pleasure in acts of love.
لِأَنَّ ٱلرَّجُلَ لَيْسَ فِي ٱلْبَيْتِ. ذَهَبَ فِي طَرِيقٍ بَعِيدَةٍ. ١٩ 19
For my husband is not at his house; he has gone on a long journey.
أَخَذَ صُرَّةَ ٱلْفِضَّةِ بِيَدِهِ. يَوْمَ ٱلْهِلَالِ يَأْتِي إِلَى بَيْتِهِ». ٢٠ 20
He took a bag of money with him; he will return on the day of the full moon.”
أَغْوَتْهُ بِكَثْرَةِ فُنُونِهَا، بِمَلْثِ شَفَتَيْهَا طَوَّحَتْهُ. ٢١ 21
With much talk she turned him; with her smooth lips she misled him.
ذَهَبَ وَرَاءَهَا لِوَقْتِهِ، كَثَوْرٍ يَذْهَبُ إِلَى ٱلذَّبْحِ، أَوْ كَٱلْغَبِيِّ إِلَى قَيْدِ ٱلْقِصَاصِ، ٢٢ 22
He went after her suddenly like an ox going to slaughter, like a deer caught in a trap,
حَتَّى يَشُقَّ سَهْمٌ كَبِدَهُ. كَطَيْرٍ يُسْرِعُ إِلَى ٱلْفَخِّ وَلَا يَدْرِي أَنَّهُ لِنَفْسِهِ. ٢٣ 23
until an arrow pierces through its liver. He was like a bird rushing into a snare. He did not know that it would cost his life.
وَٱلْآنَ أَيُّهَا ٱلْأَبْنَاءُ ٱسْمَعُوا لِي وَأَصْغُوا لِكَلِمَاتِ فَمِي: ٢٤ 24
Now, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to the words of my mouth.
لَا يَمِلْ قَلْبُكَ إِلَى طُرُقِهَا، وَلَا تَشْرُدْ فِي مَسَالِكِهَا. ٢٥ 25
May your heart not turn aside onto her paths; do not be led astray onto her paths.
لِأَنَّهَا طَرَحَتْ كَثِيرِينَ جَرْحَى، وَكُلُّ قَتْلَاهَا أَقْوِيَاءُ. ٢٦ 26
She has caused many people to fall down pierced; her dead victims are very many.
طُرُقُ ٱلْهَاوِيَةِ بَيْتُهَا، هَابِطَةٌ إِلَى خُدُورِ ٱلْمَوْتِ. (Sheol h7585) ٢٧ 27
Her house is on the paths to Sheol; they go down to the dark bedrooms of death. (Sheol h7585)