Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1My son, give ear to my wisdom and incline your ear to my sayings
2So that you heed counsel and your lips will keep knowledge.
3Because the lips of an estranged woman are dripping honey and her words are softer than oil.
4But their end is of bitter wormwood, for they are sharper than a double-edged sword
5And her legs marry to death; her walk causes men to recline in Sheol.
6And she treads not in the way of life, for her paths lead them astray and they are unknown.
7Therefore children, hear me, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
8Remove your way far from her and do not go near the door of her house
9Lest you give others your power and your years to those who are merciless
10And foreigners will be filled with your power and your labor enter into the house of strangers
11And your soul moves you to regret in your old age when the flesh of your body is wasted
12And you will say, "Why have I hated instruction and my heart has despised reproof"
13"And I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, and to my instructors have not turned my ear"?
14"I have been in almost every evil in the assembly and in the congregation".
15Drink waters from your well and running waters from your spring,
16And let your waters overflow in your streets and let them travel in your streets.
17And let them be to you alone, and let not estranged males be sexual partners with you.
18And your fountain shall be blessed and rejoice with the wife of your youth-
19An affectionate hind and an affectionate mountain goat; learn her ways always and think on her love.
20Do not go astray, my son, with an estranged woman, neither embrace the bosom of an estranged woman.
21Because the ways of a man are in front of Lord Jehovah and all his paths are open before him.
22The evil man will be held captive in his debts and he will be bound in the cords of his sins.
23He will die without instruction and in the abundance of his error he will be led astray.